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A woman prepares her ballot in a polling booth before voting in Spain’s general election at the Bernadette college polling station in Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid
Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, plays basketball on the eve of Spain’s general election in Madrid, Spain
People surrounded by smoke wave flags and shout slogans during a protest by a Spanish taxi drivers’ union in Madrid
A man consults a mobile phone beside a woman begging on the pavement outside a clothes store in Salamanca an upscale neighbourhood of Madrid
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Children play with the water of fountains on the banks of the Manzanares river in Madrid.
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Bullfighters followed by their assistants walk trough the arena during the “paseillo” or ritual entrance to the arena before a bullfight of the San Isidro fair in Madrid, Spain. San Isidro’s bullfighting fair is one of the most important fairs in the world. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain.
Maria Sharapova from Russia returns the ball during her Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Caroline Garcia from France in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday
A dog lies down as its owner begs on a street nearby in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday
Juan Manuel Parra, a doctor who treated Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos who contracted Ebola, looks out of an open window of the isolation ward as another person occupying an adjacent room looks on, at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital
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A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the young designers show at Madrid’s Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain,
Models present creations from Devota & Lomba’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale steps on a chair with his new football shoes, during the presentation of the Real Madrid’s new UEFA Champions League kit at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain
Models display autumn/winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain
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, 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, 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.
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A model displays a spring/summer design by Ana Locking during Madrid Fashion Week.
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
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.