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Spain city dwellers head to countryside for work

Economic crisis breathes new life into rural areas threatened with depopulation.
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2012 01:51

The economic crisis in Spain is having some unexpected consequences, breathing new life into rural areas threatened with depopulation.

Facing unemployment and high rents in the city, many urban dwellers are moving to the countryside to start a new life.

Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from one such village in Galicia.

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