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A woman prepares her ballot in a polling booth before voting in Spains general election at the Bernadette college polling station in Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid

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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 (We Can) leader Pablo Iglesias, plays ball on the eve of Spain's general election in Madrid, Spain, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

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Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, plays basketball on the eve of Spain’s general election in Madrid, Spain 

Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez (L) stands with former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez as they wave to supporters in Madrid, Spain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

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Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez (L) stands with former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez as they wave to supporters in Madrid, Spain

Football Soccer - Spain v Czech Republic - EURO 2016 - Group D - Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse, France - 13/6/16 Spain's Sergio Ramos in action with Czech Republic's Tomas Necid  REUTERS/Albert Gea Livepic

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France Spain’s Sergio Ramos in action with Czech Republic’s Tomas Necid as Spain plays Czech Republic in the EURO 2016 at Stadium de Toulouse, France 

epa05349409 An undated handout picture made available on 07 June 2016 by the Spanish Army shows migrants after being rescued by Spanish frigate 'Reina Sofia' (Queen Sofia) at sea near Italian coasts, during the Operation 'Sophia', a European Union Naval Force's (EUNAVFOR) mission to prevent loss of life at sea in the Mediterranean Sea.  EPA/SPANISH ARMY  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Rescued migrants are seen on the Spanish frigate Reina Sofia (Queen Sofia) at sea near Italian coasts, during the Operation Sophia 

Revellers dace as they take part in the Patum in the Catalan village of Berga, Spain Friday, May 27, 2016. The Patum of Berga is a popular festival whose origin can be traced to medieval festivities that is celebrated each year in the Catalan city of Berga during Corpus Christi. It consists of a series of dances by townspeople dressed as mystical and symbolical figures accompanied by the rhythm of a drum. One of the protagonist of La Patum is the fire, and the climax of the festival is the Salt de Plens (Fire Demons), who set the square on fire with hundreds of firecrackers burning at the same time. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Revellers dace as they take part in the Patum in the Catalan village of Berga, Spain. The Patum of Berga is a popular festival whose origin can be traced to medieval festivities that is celebrated each year in the Catalan city of Berga during Corpus Christi 

Pilgrims crowd around the Virgin of El Rocio during a procession around the shrine of El Rocio in Almonte, southern Spain, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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Pilgrims crowd around the Virgin of El Rocio during a procession around the shrine of El Rocio in Almonte, southern Spain

A helicopter drops water over tyres burning in an uncontrolled dump near the town of Sesena, after a fire brokeout early on May 13, 2016.   A huge waste ground near Madrid where millions of tyres have been dumped was on fire today, releasing a thick black cloud of toxic fumes that officials worry could harm residents nearby.

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A helicopter drops water over tyres burning in an uncontrolled dump near the town of Sesena, after a fire brokeout. A huge waste ground near Madrid where tyres have been dumped

A participant in the ''Bread Procession of the Saint'' takes part in a ceremony in honor of Domingo de La Calzada Saint (1019-1109), in Santo Domingo de La Calzada, northern Spain, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Every year during spring season, ''Las Doncellas'' (White Virgins), hold a basket on their head covered with white cloth while they walk along this old village in honor of the saint.

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A participant in the ”Bread Procession of the Saint” takes part in a ceremony in honour of Domingo de La Calzada Saint (1019-1109), in Santo Domingo de La Calzada, Spain. Every year during spring season, ”Las Doncellas” (White Virgins), hold a basket on their head covered with white cloth while they walk along this old village in honor of the saint 

The Wider Image: In search of Don Quixote...The arid central Spanish region of La Mancha is the setting for “Don Quixote”, the seventeenth-century novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Four hundred years after his death, references to the characters of Don Quixote, his loyal squire Sancho Panza and his beautiful lady Dulcinea abound in the surrounding villages from sweet treats to theatre productions involving livestock. Cervantes did not give away the name of the birthplace of Don Quixote, a middle-aged gentleman who becomes obsessed with chivalrous ideals. But many identify the village of Argamasilla de Alba as his hometown. The anniversary of Cervantes’ death is marked on the 23 April. REUTERS/Susana Vera SEARCH "QUIXOTE VERA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  Matching text SPAIN-QUIXOTE/

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Windmills at dusk in Campo de Criptana, where Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes might have drawn inspiration from to narrate the battle between Don Quixote and the windmills he mistook for giants

The Wider Image: The matador...Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares holds his bullfighter's "muleta" during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 9, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo   SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

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Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares holds his bullfighter’s “muleta” during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain

Seville Celebrates The Feria de Abril...SEVILLE, SPAIN - APRIL 13:  Bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs with a Vitorino Martin ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at La Maestranza bullring on the second day of the Feria de Abril (April's Fair) on April 13, 2016 in Seville, Spain. The Feria de Abril, which has a history dating back to 1857, takes place a fortnight after Easter each year. The origin of the fair was a cattle market but the event quickly turned its goal from commerce to having fun. More than one million local and international participants are expected to attend to Feria de Abril.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs with a Vitorino Martin ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at La Maestranza bullring at the Feria de Abril (April’s Fair) in Seville, Spain

Penitents of San Esteban brotherhood pose during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain...Penitents of San Esteban brotherhood pose before taking part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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Penitents of San Esteban brotherhood pose before taking part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain

Hooded penitents from the "El beso de Judas" brotherhood walk to the church to take part in a traditional annual procession in Seville, Spain, Monday, March 21, 2016. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Hooded penitents from the “El beso de Judas” brotherhood walk to the church to take part in a traditional annual procession in Seville, Spain 

EU Referendum - UK Expat Communities Living In Spain...BENALMADENA, SPAIN - MARCH 17:  British tourists play pool at a English bar on March 17, 2016 in Benalmadena, Spain. Spain is Europe's top destination for British expats with the southern regions of Costa del Sol and Alicante being the most popular places to live. The EU Referendum will be held on June 23, 2016 and only those who have lived abroad for less than 15 years will be able to vote. Some in the British expat communities in Spain are worried about that Brexit would see changes made to their benefits. The latest reports released by the UK Cabinet Office warn that expats would lose a range of specific rights to live, to work and to access pensions, healthcare and public services. The same reports added that UK citizens abroad would not be able to assume that these rights will be guaranteed in the future. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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British tourists play pool at a English bar in Benalmadena, Spain. Spain is Europe’s top destination for British expats with the southern regions of Costa del Sol and Alicante being the most popular places to live

Protesters dressed as Star Wars characters take part in a protest against military spending in Bilbao...Protesters dressed as Darth Vader and stormtrooper from the film series Star Wars take part in a demonstration against military spending and in favour of aid for refugees ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the referendum on Spain's membership in NATO, in Bilbao, northern Spain March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent West

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Protesters dressed as Darth Vader and stormtrooper from the film series Star Wars take part in a demonstration against military spending and in favour of aid for refugees ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the referendum on Spain’s membership in NATO, in Bilbao, northern Spain

People surrounded by smoke wave flags and shout slogans during a protest by a Spanish taxi drivers’ union in Madrid

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People surrounded by smoke wave flags and shout slogans during a protest by a Spanish taxi drivers’€™ union in Madrid

Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in Spain's northwestern village of Laza

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Carnival revellers dressed as “Peliqueiros” run along a street in Spain’s northwestern village of Laza. “Peliqueiros”, or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks.

***BESTPIX***Empty Church Hosts A Skate Park In Oviedo...OVIEDO, SPAIN - JANUARY 23:  A skater practices skateboarding in a skate park inside the Santa Barbara church on January 23, 2016 in Oviedo, Spain. A collective of skaters named The Church Brigade is building and maintaining a skate park inside an abandoned church in the northern Spain village of Llanera. The church built in 1912, was once a chapel for workers and close inhabitants of a munitions factory. The factory shut down its doors by the end of the Spanish Civil war, being a front line during the early stages of the conflict. Ernesto Fernandez, founder of the collective, came across it in 2007 planning to build an open business center for factories around the church. The economic crisis forced him to change the plan and decided to share with his mates the building to practice his passion of skateboarding. Donations of skaters and visitors, and some private investment is helping the collective to build and expand ramps and facilities.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)***BESTPIX***

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A skater practices skateboarding in a skate park inside the Santa Barbara church in Oviedo, Spain. A collective of skaters named The Church Brigade is building and maintaining a skate park inside an abandoned church in the northern Spain village of Llanera

"Tamborilleros'' wearing their uniforms take part in the opening ceremony of the main day of the traditional "La Tamborrada" of San Sebastian feasts in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. From midnight to midnight companies of perfectly uniformed marchers parade through the streets of San Sebastian playing drums and barrels in honor of their patron saint. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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“Tamborilleros” wearing their uniforms take part in the opening ceremony of the main day of the traditional “La Tamborrada” of San Sebastian feasts in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain..