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
Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
A woman and a boy look from a window as a penitent of San Gonzalo brotherhood walks past them during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain
Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images
Divers check the bow of the vehicle-carrier Baltic Breeze, damaged following a collision with a fishing boat, in the harbour at Vigo, northern Spain. Three fishermen were killed and two were missing after the 164m cargo ship crashed into a 34m trawler.
Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Officials said several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco but most were turned back by security forces from both sides. An Interior Ministry spokesman in Melilla said the migrants attempted to scale the fences several times early Friday and a handful managed to get across.
A soldier carries a Spanish flag with a black ribbon during the funeral procession of Spain’s former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez in Madrid on Tuesday.
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
A would-be immigrant stands next to tents outside the temporary immigration centre in Melilla, Spain. Approximately 500 would-be immigrants entered Melilla on March 17 from Morocco, forcing the centre to shelter about four times its capacity.
Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient “Las Fallas” fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends in the midnight of March 19.
Yoko Ono poses during the photocall to promote her retrospective exhibition, “Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show”, at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, northern Spain. The 81-year-old Japanese artist and peace activist is also well known as the widow of Beatles member John Lennon.
People look at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings, marking the tenth anniversary of the attack that claimed 191 lives and injured more than 1800 others. Ten bombs exploded on board four commuter trains. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the blasts. which it said were punishment for Spain‘s role in the US-led invasion of Iraq
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, 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 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 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.
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. 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.
The world’s biggest container ship, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, arrives in Algeciras harbour, southern Spain
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, 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