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SPAIN, Madrid : A man places a placard against evictions at the entrance of the apartment building where Vicente Torres lives in Madrid on April 18, 2012. Vicente Torres, 73, who is severy ill and underwent a recent heart surgery, faces an eviction from his house. Eviction procedures in Spanish courts for unpaid mortgages and rent hit a record of 58,241 in 2011, a 21.2 percent rise over the previous year. Evictions have soared in Spain since the collapse of a property bubble in 2008 that triggered the country's economic crisis. Placard reads 'Evicted families and thousand of empty houses'. (c) Pedro ARMESTRE
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