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A man uses an ATM machine at a La Caixa savings bank branch close to a drawing of a hangman with the word "Desahucio" (eviction) spelled out, in central Madrid in this November 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Juan Medina/Files
Anti-eviction protesters attend a demonstration in central Madrid in this February 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho/Files
A woman shouts outside a Bankia bank branch as policemen stand guard during an anti-eviction protest in Madrid in this June 1, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/Files
Marcheline Rosero (2nd L), 45, disabled from the effects of polio as a child in Ecuador, meets with a support group at the "self-managed liberated sociocultural space (EKO)," a public space for social use, in Madrid February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Juan...more
Marcheline Rosero, 45, disabled from the effects of polio as a child in Ecuador, sits on her bed in her flat in Madrid December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Jenifer Martinez (L) of Spain and Jorge Sanchez of Colombia wait for the judicial commission, before learning that their family's eviction has been suspended, in their home in Madrid December 3, 2012. For more than a century, Spanish law has...more
Vicente Torres (L) is comforted by his grandson Jonathan as his sister-in-law Maria looks on, after learning that his eviction was suspended until May 3, in Madrid in this April 18, 2012 file photo. Vicente, a severely ill 74-year-old pensioner,...more
Juan Carlos Castano, 43, turns on the TV in his emptied-out bedroom as he waits for the judicial commission to carry out his eviction in Madrid in this September 28, 2012 file photo. Castano, a Spanish national who came from his native Colombia to...more
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