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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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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

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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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From 'Occupying' A Spanish Bank To City Hall: Barcelona's New Mayor

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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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A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

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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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Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

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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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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

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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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The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet

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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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Spain's Muslim Business Owners Feel Squeezed By New Zoning Proposals

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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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