Photo: A swimmer jumps in the cold water off Barcelona, Spain, as he takes part in the 103rd Christmas Cup swim on Dec. 25. About 400 people participated in the 200-meter race in Barcelona’s Old Harbor. (Josep Lago / AFP - Getty Images)
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Spain announced a 65 billion euro ($79.85 billion) austerity package that includes tax hikes and spending cuts on Wednesday, a day after it won approval from its euro partners for a huge bailout of the country’s stricken banks.
Photo: A demonstrator bleeds as she is detained by riot police during a coal miners’ march to the Minister of Industry building in Madrid on July 11. Coal miners angered by huge cuts in subsidies converged on Madrid for protest rallies. (Andres Kudacki / AP)