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Workers try to get a screen working at the Stock Exchange in Madrid, Monday, July 23, 2012. The Bank of Spain says the country’s recession-plagued economy contracted 0.4 percent in the second quarter, a performance even worse than in the first three months of the year. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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