Naked firefighters protest the Spanish government's $80 billion in cuts to public sector wages, as well as tax increases, inside their fire station in Mieres, near Oviedo, northern Spain, July 19, 2012. The banner reads, "So many cuts have left us with nothing."
The new austerity measures, recently announced by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, were one of the conditions met so that the financially strapped nation can receive $120 billion in bailout money from Eurozone countries. These are the biggest cuts Spaniards have had to endure in the country's democratic history, and hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets, escalating demonstrations that have taken place over the past year.
Click through the gallery to see the faces of those affected by Spain's financial crisis and austerity measures.
Photo: Eloy Alonso/Reuters