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A man consults a mobile phone beside a woman begging on the pavement outside a clothes store in Salamanca an upscale neighbourhood of Madrid. The number of millionaires in Spain -- defined as having a fortune of over a million US dollars excluding their main residence and consumer goods -- rose by 40 percent to 178,000 last year from 2008 when the crisis started, according to consulting firm Capgemini. At the same time the number of people living with "severe material deprivation" in the country has doubled since 2007 to just over three million last year, according to a study by anti-poverty agency Oxfam

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A man consults a mobile phone beside a woman begging on the pavement outside a clothes store in Salamanca an upscale neighbourhood of Madrid

A homeless Indian man sits at a traffic intersection in the morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Hundreds of millions of Indians still live on less than $2 a day. The United Nations global goals for sustainable development in the next fifteen years, seeks to end poverty in all its forms everywhere

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A homeless Indian man sits at a traffic intersection in the morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday. Hundreds of millions of Indians still live on less than $2 a day

A homeless man sits on a street in the Central Business District of Sydney as the Australian government prepares to release its 2015/16 budget on Tuesday. Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey insisted he will deliver a "responsible and fair" budget as the government battles to juggle slumping revenue and a huge deficit while avoiding a voter backlash

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A homeless man sits on a street in the Central Business District of Sydney as the Australian government prepares to release its 2015/16 budget on Tuesday

A beggar holds a plastic cup as people walk past in central Madrid, October 10, 2013. Beggars, dog-lovers and fortune-tellers who venture onto Madrid's busy streets may soon find themselves out of pocket as authorities in the city and elsewhere seek creative solutions to their financial problems.The Madrid council laid out plans this week to levy fines of 750 euros ($1,000) for public activities including soliciting for money outside shopping centres, feeding or washing dogs, reading tarot cards and performing acrobatics with a bike. Saddled with huge debts since a property bubble burst in 2008, Spain's autonomous regions and town halls have seen core revenues fall as unemployment holds stubbornly above 25 percent and corporate investments dry up. Many owe millions to service suppliers and staff.

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A beggar holds a plastic cup as people walk past in central Madrid, in a week the city council revealed plans to levy fines of €750 for public activities including soliciting for money outside shopping centres, feeding or washing dogs, reading tarot cards and performing acrobatics with a bike

People watch as a beggar walks along a traditional Chinese 'hutong' alleyway in Beijing on April 26, 2013. China's economic growth likely picked up slightly in the first quarter of this year, according to an AFP poll of analysts on April 15, but they say the rebound is fragile and key data unreliable.

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People watch as a beggar walks along a traditional Chinese “hutong” alleyway in Beijing, China