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Commuters walk under the rain along Comercio square during a partial strike by Lisbon's subway workers, in Lisbon, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. The subway staff walked off the job during the morning rush hour in a protest against pay cuts and the company's possible privatization. The strike brought misery to commuters who faced long queues for buses in the rain.

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Commuters walk in the rain through Comercio square during a partial strike by Lisbon‘s subway workers on Wednesday

Members of Vila Franca Xira forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon September 4, 2014. Forcados are traditional Portuguese bullfighters who catch bulls with their bare hands during the festival.

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Members of Vila Franca Xira forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon. Forcados are traditional Portuguese bullfighters who catch bulls with their bare hands during the festival

Portuguese forcados of a group of Lisbon are tossed by a bull as they try to catch it during a traditional Portuguese bullfight at Lisbon's Campo Pequeno bullring, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The forcados are a group of eight men who perform the "pega de cara," or "face catch," in which they challenge a fighting bull bare-handed. The final purpose is to subdue the bull.

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Portuguese forcados are tossed by a bull as they try to catch it during a traditional Portuguese bullfight at Lisbon‘s Campo Pequeno bullring. The forcados are a group of eight men who perform the “pega de cara”, or “face catch”, in which they challenge a fighting bull barehanded

Portugal's Ronaldo fights for the ball with Germany's Lahm, Mertesacker and Neuer during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador...Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd R) fights for the ball with Germany's Philipp Lahm (L-R), Per Mertesacker and Manuel Neuer during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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Portugal‘s Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd R) fights for the ball with Germany‘s Philipp Lahm (L-R), Per Mertesacker and Manuel Neuer during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador June 16, 2014. Read more

Portugal Day, Camoes and Portuguese Comunities cerimonies....epa04247622 Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva (2-L), is helped by security and staff members after feeling unwell during his speech at ceremonies for the June 10, Portugal Day, to Camoes and Portuguese Comunities, in Guarda, northern Portugal, 10 June 2014. A few minutes later, Cavaco Silva returns to finish his speech.

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Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva is helped by security and staff members after feeling unwell during his speech at ceremonies for Portugal Day in Guarda, northern Portugal

A firefighter fights a forest fire at Ferreira de Aves, in Satao, Portugal on Friday. Some 247 firemen, using 67 land vehicles, and four airplanes, are trying to extinguish the fire.

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A firefighter fights a forest fire at Ferreira de Aves, in Satao, Portugal on Friday. Some 247 firemen, using 67 land vehicles and four airplanes, are trying to extinguish the fire.

A woman reacts after a wildfire in Paredes near Oliveira de Frades, central Portugal, on August 27, 2013.

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Firefighters and local residents struggle on Tuesday to tackle raging wildfires that have consumed large swathes of forest in Portugal and Spain and cost the lives of four emergency workers.

Local residents try to extinguish a wild...Local residents try to extinguish a wildfire at Fornelo do Monte near Vouzela, central Portugal, on August 21, 2013. Several hundred firefighters were tackling forest fires raging in the north and centre of the country, backed by two Spanish Canadair planes. Portugal, grappling with a number of wildfires, has sought help from Spain and France. Some 31,000 hectares have been lost to fire in Portugal this year. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONGFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images

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Local residents try to extinguish a wildfire at Fornelo do Monte near Vouzela, Portugal, on Wednesday. Several hundred firefighters, backed by two Spanish Canadair planes, were tackling forest fires raging in the north and centre of the country. Portugal has sought help from Spain and France. Some 31,000 hectares have been lost to fire in Portugal this year Read more

Forest fire at Moimenta da Beira...epa03810708 Firemen are silhouetted against the flames as they fight a forest fire at Moimenta da Beira, Portugal, 02 August 2013. Media reports citing a spokesman for the National Fire Coordination Center state that more that 200,000 hectares of forest have been burnt by wildfires in this year following months of severe drought. According to the media reports there has been already several casualties by the wildfires.  EPA/NUNO ANDRE FERREIRA

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Firemen are silhouetted against the flames as they fight a forest fire at Moimenta da Beira, Portugal. Media reports citing a spokesman for the National Fire Coordination Centre state that more that 200,000 hectares of forest have been burnt by wildfires this year after months of severe drought. According to the media reports there has already been several casualties of the fires. Read more

A homeless man sleeps on the ground in L...A homeless man sleeps on the ground in Lisbon on July 3, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images

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A homeless man sleeps in Lisbon, PortugalRead more