Sellers wait for customers inside their stall street as they sell Christmas-themed decorations in Barcelona downtown, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Retail sales have been hammered in

 

              Sellers wait for customers inside their stall street as they sell Christmas-themed decorations in Barcelona downtown, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Retail sales have been hammered in
Sellers wait for customers inside their stall street as they sell Christmas-themed decorations in Barcelona downtown, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Retail sales have been hammered in recent months as unemployment soars and consumers remain uncertain about whether European leaders are doing enough to combat the crisis. European countries are doing their best to encourage shoppers by lifting bans on stores opening on Sunday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)