Spanish police block animal rights activists protesting Wednesday outside the apartment building of the Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola in the city of Alcorcon, outside Madrid. Susana Vera/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Pro-independence Catalans protest in front of a Spanish government delegation in Barcelona Monday, after Spain's Constitutional Court suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Five industrial wind turbines form part of the Gorona del Viento power plant on the island of El Hierro. By the end of this year, the power plant is set to generate 100 percent of the energy El Hierro needs, making it the world's first energy-independent island powered only by renewables. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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President of Catalonia's regional government Artur Mas acknowledges cheers Saturday after signing a law setting a Nov. 9 vote on independence. At left is the president of the Catalan Parliament, Nuria de Gispert. Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-abortion demonstrators from the group Derecho a Vivir (Right to Life) take part in a protest in Madrid on Sept. 21. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had pledged to enact a strict anti-abortion law, but has now dropped the plan. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sister Teresa Forcades prays over the graves of fellow nuns in a cemetery at her Sant Benet Monastery in Montserrat, Spain. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Pro-independence demonstrators shout slogans outside the Catalan parliament on Friday in Barcelona, Spain. The Catalan parliament has approved rules for a self-determination referendum — which would violate the Spanish constitution. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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An African migrant infant is handed off by a member of the Red Cross to a member of the Spanish coast guard in the port of Tarifa on Tuesday. Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taxi drivers protest against Uber, an on-demand car service app, during a 24-hour strike July 1 in Barcelona, Spain. They say it undercuts their business and are calling for the government to ban it. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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Barcelona football star Lionel Messi (right) leaves a courthouse in Gava, Spain, in September 2013, after a hearing on tax evasion charges. Messi and his father paid $6.5 million to try to settle the case, but his father may still go on trial. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Princess Cristina: A Spanish judge on Wednesday moved closer to indicting the sister of newly proclaimed King Felipe in a tax fraud and money laundering investigation centering on Cristina's husband. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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King Felipe VI greets well-wishers as he arrives at the Royal Palace in Madrid for his coronation ceremony on Thursday. His father, the former King Juan Carlos, abdicated after a 39-year reign. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Princess Letizia of Spain, who is soon to become the queen, attends an arts ceremony in Madrid in December. The Spanish monarchy's approval rating is at an all-time low, but she is considered popular and often appears on the cover of fashion magazines. Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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The Rock of Gibraltar, as seen from the Spanish town of La Linea de la Concepcion, at Spain's southern tip. Gibraltar has been British territory for 301 years, but many Spaniards want it back. Fresh squabbles over fishing rights cropped up recently. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Virginia Solera Garcia helps runs the CYD Santa Maria shelter with her sister, Concordia Márquez, adopting horses that might otherwise end up in the food supply. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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