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Spanish coal miners in Leon, northern Spain, take to the streets to protest against Government cuts to coal subsidies.

Spain, the world’s 12th biggest economy, is the fourth eurozone nation to ask for a bailout, requesting €100 billion on Sunday. European markets were stirred for a few hours on Monday before most main indices fell back sharply.

So far today, yields on ten-year Spanish Government bonds have continued to hover close to the 7 per cent danger mark.

(AFP Photo/Cesar Mansocesar Manso)

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