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  •  - Students protest against cuts in the public education system in Madrid

    Students protest against cuts in the public education system in Madrid

    Posted: 5/10/2012 9:02:47 AM EST
    Students protest against cuts in the public education system in Madrid May 10, 2012. Cuts in Spanish government spending have eaten into health and education services. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Health workers stage a protest against cuts in the healthcare system in front of Madrid's La Paz hospital

    Health workers stage a protest against cuts in the healthcare system in front of Madrid's La Paz hospital

    Posted: 5/10/2012 9:00:49 AM EST
    Health workers stage a protest against cuts in the healthcare system in front of Madrid's La Paz hospital May 10, 2012. Cuts in Spanish government spending have eaten into health and education services. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: HEALTH CIVIL UNREST)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 6:30:49 PM EST
    In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, file photo, a protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask waves a flag outside the Portuguese parliament during a demonstration against the government's austerity measures, in Lisbon. Austerity has been the main prescription across Europe for dealing with the continent's nearly 3-year-old debt crisis, brought on by too much government spending. Portugal is paying its bills only because of an international rescue loan. But the effect of lower government spending has been brutal: The economy is expected to contract 3.4 percent this year after a double-dip recession last year. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
  •  - A worker clears weeds at a golf driving range in Madrid

    A worker clears weeds at a golf driving range in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 9:57:10 AM EST
    A worker clears weeds at a golf driving range in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A concierge cleans windows next to "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs of flats in the building in Madrid

    A concierge cleans windows next to "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs of flats in the building in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 9:42:41 AM EST
    A concierge cleans windows next to "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs of flats in the building in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Shop attendants take a smoke on the street as people walk by their clothing store in Madrid

    Shop attendants take a smoke on the street as people walk by their clothing store in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 9:22:44 AM EST
    Shop attendants take a smoke on the street as people walk by their clothing store in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. The signs reads: "Great clearance sale, 2 for 5 euros", "Super prices on haute couture" and "Sales". REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A woman walks past a closed down restaurant filled with publicity posters in Madrid

    A woman walks past a closed down restaurant filled with publicity posters in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 7:51:27 AM EST
    A woman walks past a closed down restaurant filled with publicity posters in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A woman pulls her shopping trolley a she walks past a closed down restaurant filled with publicity posters in Madrid

    A woman pulls her shopping trolley a she walks past a closed down restaurant filled with publicity posters in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 7:50:00 AM EST
    A woman pulls her shopping trolley a she walks past a closed down restaurant filled with publicity posters in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A woman walks past a furniture shop in Madrid

    A woman walks past a furniture shop in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 7:47:34 AM EST
    A woman walks past a furniture shop with placards reading "Closing down sale, up to 70% discount" in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A woman walks past a furniture shop with placards reading in Madrid

    A woman walks past a furniture shop with placards reading in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 7:44:48 AM EST
    A woman walks past a furniture shop with placards reading "Closing down sale, up to 70% discount" in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - People look at window of a shoe shop in Madrid

    People look at window of a shoe shop in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 7:42:56 AM EST
    People look at window of a shoe shop with placards reading "Closing down sale" in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Pepole walk past a furniture shop in Madrid

    Pepole walk past a furniture shop in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 7:36:57 AM EST
    People walk past a furniture shop with placards reading "Closing down sale, up to 70% discount" in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - People look at window of a shoe shop

    People look at window of a shoe shop

    Posted: 4/30/2012 7:32:38 AM EST
    People look at window of a shoe shop with placards reading "Closing down Sale" in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A woman looks into a vacated furniture shop that went out of business, next to banners with phone numbers for purchase or rental enquiries, in Madrid

    A woman looks into a vacated furniture shop that went out of business, next to banners with phone numbers for purchase or rental enquiries, in Madrid

    Posted: 4/30/2012 6:17:40 AM EST
    A woman looks into a vacated furniture shop that went out of business, next to banners with phone numbers for purchase or rental enquiries, in Madrid April 30, 2012. Spain's economy slipped into recession in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, with deep government spending cuts to reduce a massive public deficit and troubles in the banking sector likely to delay any return to growth. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
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    Posted: 4/26/2012 3:25:45 PM EST
    FILE - In a Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the House Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending subcommittee hearing about the safety of the all-electric car, the Chevy Volt. Akerson's compensation tripled in 2011 to $7.7 million, as the company posted the biggest profit in its history. GM made $7.6 billion last year on strong sales in North America and Asia. The company reported Akerson's pay on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in its annual proxy filing with the federal government. Last year was his first full year as CEO. He also is chairman. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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    Posted: 4/23/2012 10:15:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 17, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,listens to Pittsburgh area residents in Bethel Park, Pa., during a campaign stop. Government spending differences are among the starkest between Romney and President Obama. Romney's campaign proposes few specifics: a 10 percent cut of the federal workforce through attrition, the end of federal family planning money, the privatization of Amtrak, and cuts in foreign aid. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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    Posted: 2/29/2012 9:10:48 PM EST
    A woman holding a child begs for alms in central Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Late Tuesday, parliament approved new cuts in public sector pensions and government spending required to secure a second package of international rescue loans, while the Cabinet formally imposed deep cuts to the minimum wage, retroactively to Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
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    Posted: 2/29/2012 9:10:47 PM EST
    A homeless person sits at the entrance of an abandoned house in central Athens, during one of the coldest days of this winter on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Late Tuesday, parliament approved new cuts in public sector pensions and government spending required to secure a second package of international rescue loans, while the Cabinet formally imposed deep cuts to the minimum wage, retroactively to Feb. 14.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 2/29/2012 9:10:45 PM EST
    An employee at the state-run Workers' Housing Organization, OEK, holds a banner in front of riot police during a protest in central Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Late Tuesday, parliament approved new cuts in public sector pensions and government spending required to secure a second package of international rescue loans, while the Cabinet formally imposed deep cuts to the minimum wage, retroactively to Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
  •  - To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:48:03 AM EST
    Crowds gather to see the 14 democratic senators that left the state to protest the bill proposed by Governor Scott Walker as crowds continue to protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin March 12, 2011. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken March 12, 2011. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)