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Models display Autumn/Winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

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Models display autumn/winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain

A cat hisses at a Great Dane dog in the queue while waiting to be anointed outside the Saint Anton church in Madrid, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. It is the animal's patron saint day in which thousands of people all over Spain bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

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A cat hisses at a Great Dane dog while waiting to be anointed outside the San Anton church in Madrid on Friday. It is the animal’s patron saint day in which thousands of people all over Spain bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

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

Rocio de las Nieves Reyes Galvez, 28 years old, gestures as she waits to get evicted in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday. Reyes Galvez moved into a room of a foreclosed apartment owned by her friend with her 6-year-old daughter six months ago making small payments as she could afford. The landlord's loss of the apartment to Bankia bank is causing Reyes Galvez's eviction. Reyes Galvez has a disability produced by heart problems that prevents her from having a formal job. Three months ago she received her last pay-check, a state benefit payment of 426 euros. The eviction was finally postponed till Nov. 15 with the help of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH).

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Rocio de las Nieves Reyes Galvez, 28, waits to get evicted in Madrid on Wednesday. Ms Reyes Galvez moved into a room of a foreclosed apartment owned by her friend with her 6-year-old daughter six months ago, making small payments as she could afford. The landlord’s loss of the apartment to Bankia bank is causing Ms Reyes Galvez’s eviction. Ms Reyes Galvez has a disability produced by heart problems that prevents her from having a formal job. Three months ago she received her last paycheck, a state benefit payment of €426. The eviction was finally postponed until November 15 with the help of the Victims’ Mortgage Platform.

A model displays a Spring/Summer design by Ana Locking during Madrid's Fashion Week.

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A model displays a spring/summer design by Ana Locking during Madrid Fashion Week.

Police remove members of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH) as they try to stop the forced eviction of a family and the demolition of their house in Madrid, Spain. The Government of Madrid has been trying to expropriate their house since 2004 in order build apartments.

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Police remove members of the Platform for Mortgage Victims group as they try to stop the forced eviction of a family and the demolition of their home in Madrid, Spain. The city administration has been trying to expropriate the house since 2004 in order to build apartments

Anti-eviction activist checks her phone as she camps outside the home of Susana Santiago Montoya and her family to try to prevent her eviction in Madrid...Anti-eviction activist checks her phone as she camps outside the home of Susana Santiago Montoya and her family to try to prevent her eviction in Madrid early July 24, 2013. Susana Santiago Montoya, 26, her husband Angel Gimenez de la Rosa, 26, and their two sons (10 and 7 years old) had been squatting for the past year in a social rent flat of the Municipal Housing and Land Company (EMVS) in Madrid.  Unemployed and unable to afford rent, Santiago and Gimenez de la Rosa resorted to occupying a two-bedroom apartment that had gone vacant. Several activists where detained as they were trying to stop the eviction, which ended up being carried out on Wednesday despite their efforts to stop it.  REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS REAL ESTATE)

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An activist checks her phone as she camps outside the home of Susana Santiago Montoya and her family to try to prevent their eviction in Madrid early on Wednesday. Santiago Montoya, 26, her husband Angel Gimenez de la Rosa, 26, and their two sons (10 and 7 years old) had been squatting for the past year in a social rent flat; unemployed and unable to afford rent. Several activists were detained trying to stop the eviction, which was eventually carried out later in the day. Read more

An airplane flies past the supermoon near Madrid, Spain early on Monday. The 'supermoon' filled the sky on 23rd June and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.

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An aeroplane flies past the moon near Madrid, Spain, early on Monday. The ‘supermoon’ filled the sky on June 23 and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.

Members of the platform against the dism...Members of the platform against the dismantling of Spanish airline Iberia wearing prisoner's costumes react behind prison's cell-shaped placards as they protest against the company's plans to slash 3,800 jobs and cut salaries following its merger with British Airways in front of the Bankia headquarters in Madrid on May 9, 2013. Placards read "Prisoners of IAG (International AirlinesGroup) caused by the silence of counselors. IAG, is a fraud" (L) and "Inmoral bonds = Labour extinction."    AFP PHOTO/ DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

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Protesters against Spanish airline Iberia’s plans to slash 3,800 jobs and cut salaries hold a rally in Madrid on Thursday. Placards read “Prisoners of IAG (International AirlinesGroup) caused by the silence of counselors. IAG, is a fraud” and “Inmoral bonds = Labour extinction.” Read more