Protesters claim victory as Brookfield properties, owners of Zuccotti Park in New York, call off their plans to clean the area. Demonstrators had mounted their own clean-up operation during the night.

(Below) Protesters celebrate following the announcement that they would not have to leave the park. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP


(Below)  Clashes in the financial district.  Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA


(Below)  New York police officers clash with protesters.  Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP


(Below)  Protesters set off on an impromptu march around 7am.  Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA


(Below) Policing the area outside Zuccotti Park.  Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA


(Below)  A protester holds up his sign.  Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters


(Below)  Protesters spent the night cleaning the park.  Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images


(Below)  Sweeping up as police look on.  Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images


(Below)  A protester scrapes paint off the pavement.  Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters


(Below)  Brooms are collected to begin the sweep-up.  Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

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