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Big waves crashing in Spain

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A big wave hits in A Garda harbor, Pontevedra, northwestern Spain, 16 February 2011, during the rough weather throughout the whole region.

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A man runs while a huge wave hits against the 'Peine del Viento' ('Wind Comb'), a sculpture by Spanish artist Eduardo Chillida, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Feb. 16, during the rough weather throughout the whole region.

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A man stands next to a swimming pool as waves break along the coast of Bajamar on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife, on Feb. 16. A storm is lashing the Canaries archipelago, in the Atlantic off the coast of north Africa, causing waves several metres high.

According to Getty, Spain's meteorological agency has issued an alert for the whole region until the night of Feb. 17.