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10/03/2012 02:23 pm ET

Scenes From The American Housing Crisis (PHOTOS)

The housing market remains in poor health, with more than 15 million homeowners owing more on their mortgages than their property is worth. As policymakers debate how to solve the problem, houses are standing empty, homeowners are struggling to make payments and communities are sliding into disrepair.

Below are a selection of photos of vacant properties, homeowners facing foreclosure, and citizens calling upon those in power to take action, all uploaded to the Web last week.

Do you know someone who has an underwater mortgage? We are looking for photos and videos of your stories.

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