Shopping in Madrid ahead of Christmas celebrations

Shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities.
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Christmas lights shine on Gran Via street on December 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain as shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities. (Getty Images)
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Crowds walk past the Corte Ingles department store on calle Preciados on December 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain as shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities. (Getty Images)
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A man dressed as Santa Claus poses for a photograph in Calle Preciados on December 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities. (Getty Images)
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Crowds leave Lefties clothes store in Gran via street on December 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain as shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities. (Getty Images)
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A boy tries to sell Christmas trinckets at Mayor square on December 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities. (Getty Images)
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The H&M logo is seen in the window display of a Hennes & Mauritz AB clothing fashion on Gran via street on December 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities. (Getty Images)
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Christmas lights decorate Mayor square on December 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Shoppers took to the streets in the Spanish capital ahead of the annual Christmas festivities. (Getty Images)