Spain: The week’s news in pictures

From a solar eclipse in the Canary Islands to a mock nuclear war in Extremadura and Madrid's smelly rubbish strike, The Local takes a look at some of the best news pictures in Spain this week.

Spain: The week's news in pictures
A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States on Sunday: here's how it appeared from Spain's Canary Islands. Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP

It has been a big week for news in Spain.

On Monday, the country's Education Minister José Ignacio Wert said Spain's Erasmus university exchange students wouldn't receive grants they had been promised for the 2013–2014 academic year.

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Then on Wednesday, the ministry changed its mind and reinstated the grants.

Meanwhile in Madrid, a rubbish strike kicked off, and in Barcelona pharmacists downed tools over a stack of unpaid bills.

Elsewhere, we saw a mock nuclear war in Extremadura and Spain's Miss Universe representative Patricia Yurena Rodríguez strutted her stuff in Las Vegas.

And that's just for starters.

All in all, it makes fun some great images.

Click here to see the gallery of Spain's week in pictures.

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