Miners arriving in Madrid (20 images)

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Created: 10 Jul 2012     
Spanish coal miners marched on Madrid with their helmet lamps shining in the dark on Tuesday night in a demonstration against cuts to pit subsidies that they say will destroy thousands of jobs.
They later headed for the central Puerta del Sol square, the symbolic hub of social protests, accompanied by thousands of local sympathisers.

Unions say the cuts will destroy coal mining, which relies on state aid to compete with cheaper imports.They are protesting the government's...
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