Credit: Susana Vera/Reuters In Spain, Suzana Vera photographed 13 families at risk of having their homes demolished by orders from officials at Madrid's Town Hall.  Here, Francisco Cortes Vargas carries a wood panel to heat his home.  The families have lived in a former paint factory as well as in shacks they have built themselves over the past 10 years

Credit: Susana Vera/Reuters In Spain, Suzana Vera photographed 13 families at risk of having their homes demolished by orders from officials at Madrid's Town Hall. Here, Francisco Cortes Vargas carries a wood panel to heat his home. The families have lived in a former paint factory as well as in shacks they have built themselves over the past 10 years

Credit: Hamid Khatib /Reuters Aleppo, Syria: A ten-year-old boy named Issa carries a mortar shell in a factory making weapons for the Free Syrian Army

Credit: Hamid Khatib /Reuters Aleppo, Syria: A ten-year-old boy named Issa carries a mortar shell in a factory making weapons for the Free Syrian Army

Credit: Ali Ali/EPA A Palestinian girl stands in front of her family home during a power cut at the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. Electricity is reported to be cut for 12 hours a day as a result of the unstable political and economic situation. This photograph is from Ali Ali, a  regular contributor to this gallery.

Credit: Ali Ali/EPA A Palestinian girl stands in front of her family home during a power cut at the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. Electricity is reported to be cut for 12 hours a day as a result of the unstable political and economic situation. This photograph is from Ali Ali, a regular contributor to this gallery.

Credit: Renata Brito/AP The Borges family gather at the breakfast table with tiger Tom, in Maringa, Brazil.  Ary Borges, far right, who looks after nine tigers and two lionesses, is in a legal battle with federal wildlife officials to keep his endangered animals from being taken away from him and his family

Credit: Renata Brito/AP The Borges family gather at the breakfast table with tiger Tom, in Maringa, Brazil. Ary Borges, far right, who looks after nine tigers and two lionesses, is in a legal battle with federal wildlife officials to keep his endangered animals from being taken away from him and his family

Credit: Mugur Varzariu/AFP A Roma family of Turkish origin sit under an improvised shelter to protect themselves from heavy rain in Eforie Sud, Romania. Authorities evicted around 100 Roma from a town near the Black Sea coast without providing them with alternative housing

Credit: Mugur Varzariu/AFP A Roma family of Turkish origin sit under an improvised shelter to protect themselves from heavy rain in Eforie Sud, Romania. Authorities evicted around 100 Roma from a town near the Black Sea coast without providing them with alternative housing

Lisbon, Portugal: Fans watch the Euro 2012 semi-final between Portugal and SpainPhotograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Lisbon, Portugal: Fans watch the Euro 2012 semi-final between Portugal and SpainPhotograph: Francisco Seco/AP

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week | From the Observer | theguardian.com

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week | From the Observer | theguardian.com

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week | From the Observer | theguardian.com

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week | From the Observer | theguardian.com

Credit: Susana Vera/Reuters Amaya Munoz, 31, is consoled by her friend Alberto after she is evicted from a rented flat in Madrid. Munoz says she was made redundant a year ago and could not afford to keep paying her rent.

Credit: Susana Vera/Reuters Amaya Munoz, 31, is consoled by her friend Alberto after she is evicted from a rented flat in Madrid. Munoz says she was made redundant a year ago and could not afford to keep paying her rent.

Credit: Victor Moriyama/Reuters Sao Paulo, Brazil: Police clash with demonstrators during a protest as the country celebrates Independence Day

Credit: Victor Moriyama/Reuters Sao Paulo, Brazil: Police clash with demonstrators during a protest as the country celebrates Independence Day

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