Two Spanish Iberia airplanes stand on the tarmac at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport in Madrid on Monday. Spanish air traffic controllers started a four-day partial strike that could affect some 5,300 flights. J.J. Guillen/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Spain's maritime rescue service saves African migrants from a rubber boat that capsized near Tarifa, southern Spain. A helicopter team lifts one man to safety, as others cling to the overturned raft in rough waters. All 11 people were rescued. Courtesy of Salvamento Maritimo hide caption

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A blind visitor to Spain's Prado Museum runs his fingers across a 3-D copy of the Mona Lisa, painted by an apprentice to Leonardo da Vinci. Ignacio Hernando Rodriguez/Courtesy of Prado Museum hide caption

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Ada Colau (center), leader of the Barcelona en Comú party, celebrates in Barcelona during a press conference following the results in Spain's municipal and regional elections on May 24. She is the first member of Spain's indignados protest movement to win public office. Quique Garcia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An ancient city at the mouth of the Mediterranean, Ceuta marks its 600th anniversary this year as a European territory. But changing demographics have some people wondering whether the Spanish territory in North Africa should return to local African rule. Here, rooftops in a poor Muslim neighborhood in the city. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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FC Barcelona plays Getafe in Barcelona, Spain, on May 3. Spain's soccer federation says it will halt all professional games "indefinitely" starting May 16, to protest a new law regulating the sale of television game rights. Spain's professional soccer league opposes the planned suspension, but the players union supports it. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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Migrants wait to disembark at the Catania harbor in southern Italy on April 24. In recent weeks, hundreds of migrants leaving Libya have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European countries, including Italy, Spain and Greece. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Chantel, 3, and Antoni, 7 months, migrated to Spain from their native Cameroon, with their mother Tatiana Kanga, 25. Tatiana was nine months pregnant with Antoni when they crossed the Mediterranean Sea together in an inflatable boat. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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African migrants climb the fence that separates Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa in February. Those who make it into Ceuta have reached Spanish — and European Union — soil. Their fate often depends on the country they came from. Some are deported, while others can apply for political asylum or for the status of economic migrant. Reduan/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Students mourn in front of their school in Haltern, Germany, on Wednesday, a day after the Germanwings plane crash. Sixteen high-schoolers and two teachers from the school were among the 150 people onboard the plane. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Spain is exporting record amounts of wine. Earlier this year, Spain's King Felipe VI (center) and Queen Letizia toasted with Freixenet president Josep Lluis Bonet during a visit to the winemaker's headquarters in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain. Susanna Saez/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Muslim men attend Friday prayers at La Pau Islamic Center in Tarragona, a Mediterranean coastal town where Muslims comprise about 10 percent of the population. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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A woman walks Wednesday past a monument to the Jews in Lisbon believed to have been killed in a pogrom in 1506. Portugal is following Spain and granting citizenship rights to the descendants of Jews it persecuted 500 years ago. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Oliver Strewe/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image hide caption

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Carmen Martinez Ayuso, 85, prays during her eviction from her home in Madrid on Nov. 21. A professional Spanish soccer team, Rayo Vallecano, has come to her aid, promising to pay her housing costs for the rest of her life. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Halal jamón products made with lamb and beef inside the Balkis Gourmet curing room in Cumbres Mayores in Andalusia, Spain. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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