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Matadors wait for the start of a bullfight during the festivities of San Roque, patron saint, in the village of Penafiel, Spain. In August hundreds of villages celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets. Read more
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
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The peninsular of Gibraltar, on Thursday, focus of a political row between the UK and Spain. The UK prime minister, David Cameron, says he has spoken with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, who has offered to “reduce measures” at the Gibraltar border. Tensions between the two countries have been raised on issues surrounding the sovereignty of Gibraltar. An increase in Spanish border crossing checks between the Rock and mainland Spain, leading to lengthy queues, is widely considered to be a retaliatory move for the construction of an artificial reef in British waters, which it is claimed has had a negative impact on Spanish fishing vessels in the area.
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A nun chats with a woman in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain Read more
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Derailed carriages at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. At least 78 people died and 131 were injured when a train derailed in Galicia in northwestern Spain on Wednesday.
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Victor Ortega and Juan Rios Lopera of Columbia compete in the men’s 10-metre synchro platform preliminary competition at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday. Read more
A member of the Italy team is thrown up in the air during a synchronized swimming training session ahead of the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday.
Egypt’s team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.
Pedestrians pass the “Spider Maman” steel sculpture by Louise Bourgeois on the waterside in Bilbao, Spain. The country has covered 63.2 per cent of its issuance target for 2013, including short-term bills, after a debt sale yesterday and is open to other forms of funding, an economy ministry official said.
Patrick Hausding, right, and Sascha Klein from Germany during a 10-metre platform diving training session at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday Read more