A protestor dressed as clown bangs on a bank window with a pillow during a protest against the 2013 national budget planned by the Portuguese center-right coalition government in Lisbon, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Portugal’s parliament on Tuesday approved unprecedented tax increases despite a broad public outcry and concerns that the latest austerity package will prolong the bailed-out country’s recession. The center-right coalition government used its overall parliamentary majority to pass its 2013 budget.

Francisco Seco / Associated Press

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