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Daniela Draghici in the living room of her apartment in Bucharest. Draghici is an abortion-rights advocate who served as a family planning program manager for a U.S.-funded Romanian nonprofit group from 1992 to 2002. Ioana Moldovan for NPR hide caption

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The Montsec Astronomical Park opened in 2009. The area, in Lleida, a province of Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, has been used by amateur astronomers taking advantage of its dark skies. Lucía Benavides for NPR hide caption

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Catalonia Is Set To Launch Its Own Space Agency. Will It Fly?

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Critics Deride Catalonia's Attempt To Create A Space Agency

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Italy, Spain Tighten Restrictions After Coronavirus Cases Spike

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Spain Sees A New Surge In Coronavirus Cases

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Former King of Spain To Leave The Country Amid Investigation Into Financial Scandals

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Airbnb Closes Its Call Center In Barcelona

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Bruno, 8, and younger brother Alan, 4, ride their bikes in Moià, a town about an hour and a half outside Barcelona. Spain has eased restrictions that kept children from leaving their homes. Lucia Benavides/NPR hide caption

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For The First Time In 6 Weeks, Millions Of Children In Spain Can Play Outside Again

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Shut Indoors For More Than A Month, Spanish Children Allowed Out Starting Sunday

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Children are not allowed to leave their homes under Spain's strict coronavirus measures. Some regional governments want to loosen the restrictions but need central government approval first. Miguel Pereira/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain Issues Back-To-Work Guidelines Amid Criticism

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A temporary field hospital set up at IFEMA Convention Center in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday. Spain is one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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A health worker wears a protective suit at a nursing home, in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday. With some of the highest cases of COVID-19 in the world, Spain's public health system is overstretched and in need of supplies. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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Spain's Health Staff Are Catching The Coronavirus As Protective Gear Runs Short

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Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes in Madrid found some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people who authorities suspect died from the coronavirus. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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