The recession presents itself in myriad ways across the country and around the world. The Huffington Post has been collecting photos from readers that depict the recession in their eyes.
This week, one photo illustrates that the American dream is the hardest thing to hold on to during the recession. You'll notice the photo in the slideshow below.
In our "Capture the Recession" series, the HuffPost features the best photos from participants once a week. To submit a photo, click "Participate" below. Choose a title and a short caption and mark your location on our map. Then upload your photo and press submit.
You can also take a look at the earlier slideshow installments here.