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In pictures: Wild storm wreaks havoc in Spain

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In pictures: Wild storm wreaks havoc in Spain
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Calm returned to Spain's Atlantic coast on Wednesday after several days of massive waves in the region. Here The Local rounds up some of the best images of the latest storms.

Spain's wet winter had a sting in its tail.

The country's northern provinces of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria have all taken a beating in recent days, with waves of up to 12 metres (40 feet) slamming into the coast.

The wild conditions, including winds of over 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour even knocked the several metres off the top of a shipping beacon in the Galician town of Burela.

"We now have a Tower of Pisa," joked one local about the damaged beacon (below).

A bike rider watches on as waves roll in in Galicia.

The image below shows the river Ultazama in the town of Trinidad de Arre, Navarre breaking its banks.

This picture shows the stadium of Spanish second division football club Sporting de Gijón, from the town of Gijón in Asturias after heavy rains.

Here is another impressive photograph of storms in Gijón.

Another photo from Asturias, this time in the town of Llanes, about half way between Gijón and Santander.

This picture shows the damage to the foreshore in Zarautz in the Basque Country.

Another lighthouse picture, this time in Port de Soller, on the island of Majorca.

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