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Thousands protest in Spain, Portugal against austerity cuts

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Thousands of protesters in Portugal and Spain marched Saturday in fresh protests against the austerity measures their governments have imposed to tackle their debt crisis. 

People stand under a giant painting reading, "The Hero is the People" as they gather at Espanha Square in Lisbon to protest against the Portuguese government's austerity measures.

Portuguese demonstrators staged marches that took on a festive air in the capital Lisbon and a number of other cities.

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