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A young boy holding an Independentist Catala 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.

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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 1649 km-kilometer (105 mile) ride, in Castelldefels, Spain.

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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.

Members of Civil Defense and forest Brigade of Riveira work at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, near La Coruna on August 28, 2013.

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Civil defence and forest brigade members at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, northwest Spain, on Wednesday.

Two Revellers kiss each other covered in tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival on Wednesday in Bunol, Spain. An estimated 20,000 people threw 130 tons of ripe tomatoes in the world's biggest tomato fight held annually in this Spanish Mediterranean town.

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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.

Cipotegato 2013 in Spain...TARAZONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 27:  The Cipotegato acknowledges the crowd after running through the streets on August 27, 2013 in Tarazona, Spain. Every year thousands of people gather in the main square of Tarazona waiting for "The Cipotegato" to throw tomatoes at him. The Cipotegato is a hooded character, dressed as a harlequin with a yellow, green and red costume. The Cipotegato is elected annually, and his identity revealed after the festival. He must run through the streets of Tarazona on a route known only to him, ending in the Plaza de Espana square, armed with a short wooden stick for defending himself. Upon arrival in the Square he must then scale a monument and tie a scarf around it, signaling the start of the main festivities of Tarazona. The roots of this event derive from the early recorded tradition in the middle of the XVIII century of giving a prisoner from the local prison the chance to escape to freedom.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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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

Acrobats perform during a press pass of 'Hotel' at the Apolo Theatre in Madrid, Spain

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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

Spanish bullfighters wait for the start of a bullfight during the festivities of San Roque, patron saint, in the village of Penafiel, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and party on the streets. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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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 Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH) as they try to stop the forced eviction of a family and the demolition of their house in Madrid, Spain. The Government of Madrid has been trying to expropriate their house since 2004 in order build apartments.

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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

The peninsular of Gibraltar on August 8, 2013 in Gibraltar. David Cameron has spoken with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, and Mr Rajoy has offered to 'reduce measures' at the Gibraltar border. Tensions between the British and Spanish governments 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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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.

A nun chats with a woman in the Andalusian capital of Seville...A nun (C) chats with a woman in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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A nun chats with a woman in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain Read more