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In pictures: Spanish election win

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero celebrates his Socialist party's win at its headquarters in Madrid on Sunday

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's ruling Socialist Party has won Spain's general elections.

Socialist party supporters waving flags

Supporters flocked to the Socialist party headquarters to celebrate the victory.

Popular Party supporters watching results

It was a much more subdued scene at the headquarters of the conservative Popular Party.

Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy and woman

The Popular Party's leader Mariano Rajoy has admitted defeat.

Voters at Spanish polling station

There had been a high turnout before polling stations closed at 2000 (1900 GMT).

A nun prepares to cast her ballot in Madrid on Sunday

The election comes as a long economic boom stutters, and unemployment and inflation are on the rise.





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