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Picture of the Day: Madrid, Spain. A bleeding demonstration shouts as she is detained by the police during dramatic clashes set off by anti-austerity protests in Spain’s capital today in response to the government’s announcement of 65 million euro austerity package. Coal miners converged on the Ministry of Industry building to protest the end to mining subsidies.
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