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Mortgage protesters occupy bank in Barcelona

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Members of Mortgage Victims' Platform (PAH), occupy a bank branch during a protest to support neighbors who are facing evictions processes in Barcelona, Spain, on March 19. With 26 percent unemployment, Spain is struggling to emerge from its second recession in just over three years. Spain's borrowing costs have dropped in recent months with investors less wary since European authorities announced the country would be helped, if needed, to handle its debt.

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A member of Mortgage Victims' Platform (PAH) blows an air horn as he occupies, with others, a bank branch during a protest to support neighbors who are facing the eviction process in Barcelona, Spain, on March 19.

Emilio Morenatti / AP

Members of Mortgage Victims' Platform (PAH), occupy a bank branch during a protest to support neighbors who are facing evictions processes in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday March 19, 2013. With 26 percent unemployment, Spain is struggling to emerge from its second recession in just over three years.