Austerity protests sweep EU

Marches and strikes across the European Union protest austerity measures to reel in spiraling debt.

A protestor sprays paint on a public bus driving along Madrid's Gran Via, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

A protestor sprays paint on a public bus driving along Madrid's Gran Via, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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