A coal miner walks in front of a barricade in El Montico near Oviedo

 
A coal miner walks in front of a barricade in El Montico near Oviedo
A coal miner walks in front of a barricade on the highway A-6, on the second day of a strike to protest government spending cuts in the mining sector, in El Montico, near Oviedo, northern Spain, May 24, 2012. Spain's economy is contracting for the second time since late 2009 and four years of stagnation and recession have pushed unemployment above 24 percent, the highest rate in the European Union. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)