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Workers vote to end 11-day trash strike in Spain

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[February 08, 2013]  MADRID (AP) -- Trash collectors in Seville have voted to end a strike that lasted 11 days and left the sidewalks of the popular tourist destination reeking with piles of garbage.

Street cleaners accepted a deal negotiated by their union with the cleaning company Thursday.

City authorities estimate there are some 7,000 tons of rubbish-filled bags lying around the ancient city.

A minimum level of services required by law has meant some 20 percent of the city's trash has been collected since the strike began.

Seville is the capital of the southern region of Andalusia. It is best known for its flamenco music and monuments including the city cathedral, the Alcazar fortress and the Golden Tower.

[Associated Press]

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