Photo Gallery: Euro Under Attack by Speculators 03/09/2010
 Where has the Euro-Phoria Gone? A Paris street is lit up with Christmas...
Reuters

Where has the Euro-Phoria Gone? A Paris street is lit up with Christmas decorations celebrating the imminent introduction of the euro on Jan. 1, 2002. The prevailing mood in the months leading up to the date when euro bills and coins went into circulation was of optimism for a better future with Europe's new common currency.