People stand on a balcony decorated with Catalonia flags in Barcelona, Spain. A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote
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Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs during a bullfight in Toro, Spain
A man lays in a puddle of squashed tomatoes, during the annual “tomatina” tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain. The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle that has become a major tourist attraction.
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
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African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla on Tuesday
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Protesters set fire to crates of peaches from Spanish trucks during a demonstration at a toll bridge on the A9 motorway near Perpignan in the south of France against the low price of imported fruit
A runner falls in front of Miura fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, on Monday
Revellers run ahead of ‘Jandilla’ fighting bulls on the way to the bullring, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain
Hot air balloons fly over Igualada, Spain, during an early flight as part of the European Balloon Festival. The morning flight of more than 30 balloons was shorter than expected due to strong wind.
A girl cries as she is being hit with a sponge by a Cara Vinagre (Vinegar Face), one of the traditional characters called Kilikis, at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona
A cow jumps over revellers waiting at the entrance of the bull ring at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. The cows enter the arena one at a time, after the running of the bulls.
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Revellers run with Torrestrella’s fighting bulls along the Calle Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by US writer Ernest Hemingway‘s 1926 novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’, sees the bulls running through the historic heart of the town
A rider rears up on his horse while surrounded by a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Juan in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca. The riders represent ancient Ciutadella society nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers. This is an ancient tradition which welcomes the summer and is celebrated every year in various towns in Spain.
Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Princess Leonor arrive at the Parliament in Madrid. Felipe was formally proclaimed monarch on Thursday after 76-year-old King Juan Carlos abdicated. Felipe was to swear an oath at a ceremony before lawmakers in parliament in front of Spain’s 18th-century crown and 17th-century scepter. Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is seen top left.
Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday. Several hundred African migrants charged the barbed-wire border fence in Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla with many managing to get across while dozens of others were beaten back by Moroccan and Spanish police
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People take flowers to the chapel at Palacio de los Guzmanes in Leon, Spain after Isabel Carrasco, head of the provincial government and People’s party politician, was gunned down on Monday afternoon on her way to the party headquarters
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Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy takes a curve during the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera, southern Spain
Migrants drink water as they sit on Spanish soil after jumping a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Spain says around 700 African migrants have rushed the barbed wire border fences and although police repelled most, 140 managed to enter Spanish territory.
Spanish legionnaires carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony before they take part in the “Mena” brotherhood procession in Malaga, southern Spain. Hundreds of Easter processions take place round-the-clock during Holy Week in Spain, drawing thousands of visitors
A man crosses between two masked penitents as they take part in the procession of the Silencio del Santisimo Cristo del Rebate brotherhood, during Holy Week in Tarazona, northern Spain. Hundreds of processions take place throughout the country during Easter week