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A man closes his shop next to garbage strewn on the pavement during a street cleaner strike in Madrid. Spain's labor unions called for an indefinite strike for street cleaners and park maintenance workers to protest announced layoffs. (Photo: Reuters/Juan Medina)

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In pictures: Tourists and locals cope as trash piles up in Madrid

November 14, 2013

To see Madrid's beautiful old buildings, posh restaurants and tourist attractions during its ongoing garbage workers' strike, you'll have to look past piles of rotting trash. Street cleaners and garbage collectors walked off the job in a strike called by trade unions, protesting plans to lay off of more than 1,000 workers. Here's a look at Spain's capital city as the strike continues into its second week.

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