Ada Colau, center, celebrates after her election as Barcelona's mayor in 2015. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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For Barcelona Activist Turned Mayor, The Anti-Corruption Goals Stay The Same

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Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, leave the courtroom last year after a hearing in a landmark corruption trial on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's 'Robin Hood Restaurant' Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor

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People celebrate New Year's in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square, on Jan. 1, 2011. Traditionally, the drinking doesn't begin until after midnight, when people eat 12 grapes for good luck. Alvaro Hurtado/AP hide caption

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In Spain, New Year's Eve Is All About The Grapes — Save The Bubbly For Later

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Tourists browse a Christmas market in Madrid's medieval square, the Plaza Mayor, on Dec. 15. As the Islamic State loses territory in Iraq and Syria, Western intelligence agencies believe it may refocus on attacking soft targets in Europe instead. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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After Berlin Attack, Fears Rise In Europe Over Strikes On Soft Targets

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Ignacio Nicolas Campillo, director of a hops production facility in northern Spain, peels apart the flower of the hops plant, to reveal yellow powder inside. The powder is used to make beer. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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No Bitterness Here: Craft Beer Boom Boosts Spain's Hops Growers

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Camilo Jené, 51, watches as his daughter Clara, 14, does her homework at their dining table. She refuses to do homework on weekends now. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Kids In Spain Rebel Against Homework, And Parents Are Their Biggest Boosters

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Antonino Fernandez was born in 1917 in the village of Cerezales del Condado, in Spain's northern León province. Until his health deteriorated about five years ago, Fernandez came from Mexico to visit his hometown most summers. He and his wife had no children and were generous with financial help to distant relatives and former neighbors. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

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Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov passed through the English Channel near Dover, England, on Friday. Several warships traveling with the aircraft carrier were planning to refuel at the Spanish port of Ceuta, but Russia has withdrawn its refueling request. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Spanish rejoneador Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza brandishes a banderilla as he fights a bull during the El Pilar Feria at La Misericordia bullring last week. Alberto Simon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men chase a bull through Tordesillas, Spain, on Tuesday as part of a festival that dates to medieval times. The men traditionally spear the bull to death at the end of the chase, but the regional government banned the killing of the bull this year. Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ending Centuries Of Tradition, A Bull Survives A Spanish Festival

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