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Models display Autumn/Winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

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Models display autumn/winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain

A ''Tamborillero'' wearing his uniform takes part in the traditional ' La Tamborrada', during 'El Dia Grande', the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. From midnight,  companies of perfectly uniformed marchers parade through the streets of San Sebastian playing drums and barrels in honor of their patron saint.

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A Tamborillero wearing his uniform takes part in the traditional ‘La Tamborrada’, during ‘El Dia Grande’, the main day of San Sebastian feasts, in the Basque city of San Sebastian, Spain. From midnight, marchers parade through the streets of San Sebastian playing drums and barrels in honour of their patron saint.

A cat hisses at a Great Dane dog in the queue while waiting to be anointed outside the Saint Anton church in Madrid, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. It is the animal's patron saint day in which thousands of people all over Spain bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

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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 man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, about 100 km west of Madrid, Spain on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, hundreds ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the "Luminarias," a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come.

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A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honour of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals, in San Bartolomé de Pinares, Spain on Thursday. On the eve of Saint Anthony’s day, hundreds ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village during the Luminarias, a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. Read more

A surfer rides a wave in Punta Galea, northern Spain

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A surfer rides a wave during the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge in northern Spain

Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO's of the Basque Country in Bilbao...Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO's of the Basque Country in Bilbao December 19, 2013. The organization, an umbrella group for 84 Basque NGO's, performed Quien es Quien (Who's Who), an improvised theatrical piece, dressed as bankers, the wealthy and military personnel, handing out fake money to motorists and passers-by. The action was designed to draw attention to what the coordinator claims are the causes of poverty and inequality in the world. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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Actors take part in street theatre organized by the Coordinator of NGO’s of the Basque Country in Bilbao. The organization, an umbrella group for 84 Basque NGO’s, performed Quien es Quien (Who’s Who), an improvised theatrical piece, dressed as bankers, the wealthy and military personnel, handing out fake money to motorists and passers-by. The action was designed to draw attention to what the coordinator claims are the causes of poverty and inequality in the world. Read more

The world's biggest container ship, 'Maersk MacKinney Moller', arrives at Algeciras' harbour in Algeciras, Cadiz province, Andalusia, southern Spain, 05 November 2013. 'Maersk MacKinney Moller' made an operative stop at APM terminal in Algeciras port.

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The world’s biggest container ship, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, arrives in Algeciras harbour, southern Spain

Medical students pour tomato sauce on a fresher of the Faculty of Medicine during a hazing at the University of Granada, in Granada

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Medical students pour tomato ketchup on a fresher of the Faculty of Medicine during a hazing at the University of Granada in Spain.

A beggar holds a plastic cup as people walk past in central Madrid, October 10, 2013. Beggars, dog-lovers and fortune-tellers who venture onto Madrid's busy streets may soon find themselves out of pocket as authorities in the city and elsewhere seek creative solutions to their financial problems.The Madrid council laid out plans this week to levy fines of 750 euros ($1,000) for public activities including soliciting for money outside shopping centres, feeding or washing dogs, reading tarot cards and performing acrobatics with a bike. Saddled with huge debts since a property bubble burst in 2008, Spain's autonomous regions and town halls have seen core revenues fall as unemployment holds stubbornly above 25 percent and corporate investments dry up. Many owe millions to service suppliers and staff.

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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 years old, gestures as she waits to get evicted in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday. 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 Reyes Galvez's eviction. Reyes Galvez has a disability produced by heart problems that prevents her from having a formal job. Three months ago she received her last pay-check, a state benefit payment of 426 euros. The eviction was finally postponed till Nov. 15 with the help of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH).

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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.