A cat stands on its own in a deserted street in Peleas de Abajo, in northwestern Spain

A cat stands on its own in a deserted street in Peleas de Abajo, in northwestern Spain

A cat stands on its own in a deserted street in Peleas de Abajo, in northwestern Spain, March 8, 2012. Decades of overspending and accumulated interest on unpaid debt has put Peleas de Abajo 4.6 million euros ($6 million) in the red and the mayor claims it is now the most indebted town in Spain. The town’s debt per inhabitant is nearly ten times that of the capital Madrid, working out at nearly 20,000 euros for every resident. Picture taken March 8, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE IS 07 OF 15 TO ACCOMPANY PICTURE PACKAGE ‘SPAIN’S RURAL DEBT’. SEARCH FOR KEYWORD “PELEAS DE ABAJO” TO SEE ALL IMAGES SVP01-15. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN – Tags: ANIMALS BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)