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27 things you might not know about Spain

27 things you might not know about Spain

Published: 26 Mar 2013 11:56 GMT+01:00
Updated: 26 Mar 2013 11:56 GMT+01:00

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Residents in the historic Spanish city of Toledo are up in arms after their local fire-fighting squad charged a mother €90 ($118) for freeing her two-year-old son from some metal bars he had his head stuck in. READ  

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The Spanish region of Catalonia is finalizing plans to legalize medical marijuana, a move authorities say will not only aid patients but also help the region to crack down on its booming cannabis club scene. READ  

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