A man sits along an empty street in central Madrid November 28, 2013. Madrid, once the shining emblem of the Spain's economic surge of the 1990s and early 2000s - has now become a prime example of how... more 
A man sits along an empty street in central Madrid November 28, 2013. Madrid, once the shining emblem of the Spain's economic surge of the 1990s and early 2000s - has now become a prime example of how painful and slow Spain's recovery will be on the ground. Visits to Madrid fell by about a fifth in August from a year earlier, the worst on record for the city. Picture taken November 28, 2013. To match story SPAIN-MADRID/STRIKE REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY) less 
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Reuters | Photo By SUSANA VERA / REUTERS
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 9:48 AM EST