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Photos from the 'Occupy' Protests

In mid-September, a loosely organized group began protesting corporate greed and social inequality in New York City. Since then, had a range of responses, from both the public and the authorities.

The protestshave been defined by people from all ages and walks of life, protesting a wide range of issues. But underlying most of their concerns is frustration with the economy and the current state of the nation. The protests have been largely peaceful, and many protesters have said it is difficult to understand the movement without actually being there. The demonstrations around the world are as diverse as the issues involved.

For scenes from the protests around the US and the globe, click ahead.

Updated 26 Oct 2011

Photo: Timothy A. Clary | AFP | Getty Images