Protesters take to the streets to show their dissatisfaction with the political status quo.
Aug. 4, 2011 A young woman offers a flower to police during a protest in central Madrid. Police have prevented hundreds of anti-austerity protesters from entering the central plaza, where they have held numerous demonstrations since May, railing against the political status quo. Two years of recession following a property boom that went bust have left Spain with 21 percent unemployment — the highest in the 17-nation euro zone. Joblessness for those age 16 to 29 stands at about 35 percent. Arturo Rodriguez/AP Buy Photo