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Demonstrators, most unemployed, hold an assembly at their protest camp in Madrid, June 12, 2013. Members of the Asamblea de Parados de Fontarron (Unemployed assembly of Fontarron), most of them unemployed, set up a camp site late Saturday June 8, 2013 at the public park of their neighbourhood in Fontarron, Madrid, to protest against Spain's unemployment and the government's labour reform. At 27 percent in the first quarter, Spain's unemployment rate is the highest in the European Union after Greece, and even if the country pulls out of recession next year as economists forecast, job creation could lag for some time longer. The camp site was dismantled early Thursday  June 13, 2013 by police on the grounds that it was illegal. Picture taken June 12, 2013. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)

Losing access to our past is a major fear for many people. Image: REUTERS/Susana Vera

Catherine Loveday
Neuropsychologist, University of Westminster
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