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In pictures: Spanish protesters clash with police over austerity budget

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A protestor carries a sign as demonstrators walk towards Spain’s parliament in Madrid Sept. 25, 2012 to protest the government’s tough 2013 budget that will cut into social services as the country teeters on the brink of a bailout.

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Protesters gather close to Spain’s barricaded parliament on Tuesday. Police cut off main routes to the building with a double layer of metal barricades and vans, while a helicopter hovered overhead.

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A protester screams as he is dragged away by police after police charged demonstrators outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid.

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Protesters gather in Madrid on Tuesday.

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A policeman clubs a protester. Thousands gathered in Neptune plaza where they planned to form a human chain around parliament, surrounded by barricades, police trucks and more than 1,500 police in riot gear.

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Police charge at demonstrators outside the the Spanish parliament.

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A topless protester is surrounded by cameramen during the anti-austerity demonstration outside the Spanish parliament in Madrid

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Riot police clash with protesters.

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Protesters surround police vans near parliament.

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A demonstrator struggles with Spanish National Police riot officers outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid.

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Protesters scuffle outside Parliament during the anti-austerity demonstrations.

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Demonstrators take part in an assembly before Tuesday’s mass rally in Madrid.

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Protestors wait for the start of the assembly held before an anti-austerity protest. The protest, promoted over the Internet by activist groups, was younger and more rowdy than recent marches called by labour unions.

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Demonstrators hoist a sign with an image of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy before the rally.

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