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: Andres Kudacki/AP In Madrid, Spain, police break into Maria Isabel Rodriguez Romero's apartment to evict her and her family. They have lived in an apartment owned by the city's housing company (EMVS) for 24 years and they have repaid a debt of €1,200 – but EMVS informed the family that they still had to move out

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Credit: Andres Kudacki/AP In Madrid, Spain, police break into Maria Isabel Rodriguez Romero's apartment to evict her and her family. They have lived in an apartment owned by the city's housing company (EMVS) for 24 years and they have repaid a debt of €1,200 – but EMVS informed the family that they still had to move out

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

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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.

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

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

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

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: Andres Kudacki/AP Photographer Andres Kudacki continued to document the Rodriguez family's plight. Here, Efren Rodriguez Gonzalez looks after his granddaughter Maria Isabel Ferrer Rodriguez outside the Madrid apartment the day after their eviction

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Credit: Andres Kudacki/AP Photographer Andres Kudacki continued to document the Rodriguez family's plight. Here, Efren Rodriguez Gonzalez looks after his granddaughter Maria Isabel Ferrer Rodriguez outside the Madrid apartment the day after their eviction

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

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

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

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

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

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

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

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

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