A young boy holding an Independentist Catalan flag (Senyera) smiles as Catalans gather in a bid to create a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain, part of a campaign for independence from Spain during Catalonia National Day, or Diada, in Barcelona
Warren Barguil, from France, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, a 1,649kms ride, in Castelldefels, Spain.
Civil defence and forest brigade members at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, northwest Spain, on Wednesday.
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Revellers participate in the annual Tomatina festival on Wednesday in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 20,000 people threw 130 tonnes of tomatoes in the world’s biggest tomato fight, held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town.
The “Cipotegato”, a hooded character dressed as a harlequin, waits to be pelted with tomatoes after running through the streets of Tarazona, Spain on Tuesday in an event that starts the town’s annual festival that derives from the 18th century tradition of giving a prisoner from the local prison the chance to escape Read more
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Acrobats perform The Hotel, a new acrobatic spectacle, in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. The piece at the New Apolo Theatre is directed by Maria Gutierrez with acrobats coming from Cirque du Soleil, Eloyze’s circus and the Moscow State Circus Read more
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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