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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Thanks For Not Saying, "Are We There Yet?"

Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post “You probably know this,” read the last line in a short, kind email I received the other day, “but there are a whole lot of us in the back seat, traveling with you.”...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 14, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In Imperial Valley, Home Alone

Six-year-old Izabel walks the dog in front of her house against the backdrop of her empty neighborhood. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif.--On an unfinished street in an unfinished neighborhood lies a family’s unfinished dream. “Right...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 13, 2009; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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The Best Laid Plans

A stalled housing development as seen from above Rio Vista, California. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post They've been called "stillborn" – housing tracts that never had a chance to become the neighborhoods they were supposed to be. Michael...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 12, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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A Cowboy, A Van, & A Dream Of A Final Journey

We didn't plan on meeting Juan Rodriguez, but after we did, we couldn't stop thinking about him. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post SACRAMENTO, Calif.--In the darkness of the car, I could barely see Michael, but I knew he...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 11, 2009; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Welcome to the Motel California

Benjamin Chamberlain stands outside the motel where his family now lives. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- In a parking lot that was mostly empty except for a few time-battered vehicles, 6-year-old Benjamin Chamberlain zoomed...

By Theresa Vargas  |  August 10, 2009; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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