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In Spagna si prega per la pioggia

Una devastante siccità ha colpito la Spagna, soprattuto nelle regioni orientali.

A view of Ter river running dry toward a reservoir near Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Barcelona and large swathes of Spain's northeast will go under water restrictions as a months-long drought devastates crops and puts the pinch on human populations in the Mediterranean country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Local bishop Francesc Conesa leads a mass in the church of the Mare de Déu dels Torrents, in l'Espunyola, north of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. The eastern Spanish region is among the worst affected by the severe drought that hits the whole of the Mediterranean country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A view of the Ter river running dry toward a reservoir near Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Restrictions on water use for agriculture and recreation purposes begin in Spain's Catalonia region, as a months-long drought that has devastated crops starts to put the pinch on human activities. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Worshippers attend a mass before taking part in a procession in the church of the Mare de Déu dels Torrents, in l'Espunyola, north of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. The eastern Spanish region is among the worst affected by the severe drought that hits the whole of the Mediterranean country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
View of the Sau reservoir about 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona. Spain, Monday, March 20, 2023. The Sau reservoir's water levels now stand at 9% of total capacity, according to Catalan Water Agency data, so officials have taken the decision to remove its fish to stop them from asphyxiating. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Local residents take part in a procession carrying a statue of the Our Lady of the Torrents, a virgin historically associated with drought, in l'Espunyola, north of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. Prayers and hymns were offered to ask for divine intervention in solving the earthly crisis. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
FILE - A forest burns during a wildfire near Altura, eastern Spain, on Aug. 19, 2022. Spain has officially entered a period of a long-term drought owing to high temperatures and low rainfall over the past three years and likely faces another year of heatwaves and forest fires, the country’s weather agency Aemet said Friday March 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, File)
Worshippers take a statue of a Virgin Mary down from her pedestal before taking part in a procession in the church of the Mare de Déu dels Torrents, in l'Espunyola, north of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. The eastern Spanish region is among the worst affected by the severe drought that hits the whole of the Mediterranean country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
View of the Sau reservoir about 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona. Spain, Monday, March 20, 2023. The Sau reservoir's water levels now stand at 9% of total capacity, according to Catalan Water Agency data, so officials have taken the decision to remove its fish to prevent them from asphyxiating. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Local residents take part in a procession carrying a replica of the Our Lady of the Torrents, a virgin historically associated with drought, in l'Espunyola, north of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. Prayers and hymns were offered to ask for divine intervention in solving the earthly crisis. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
View of La Baells reservoir in Berga, about 112 km (69 miles) north of Barcelona. Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. All three reservoirs near the village are below a third of their capacity, with la Baells reservoir only a 25% full. They are no exception to reservoirs in the Barcelona region, after a strike of 30 months of very little rain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
View of La Baells reservoir in Berga, about 112 km (69 miles) north of Barcelona. Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. All three reservoirs near the village are below a third of their capacity, with la Baells reservoir only a 25% full. They are no exception to reservoirs in the Barcelona region, after a strike of 30 months of very little rain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Local residents take part in a procession carrying a statue of the Our Lady of the Torrents, a virgin historically associated with drought, in l'Espunyola, north of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. Prayers and hymns were offered to ask for divine intervention in solving the earthly crisis. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
View of La Baells reservoir in Berga, about 112 km (69 miles) north of Barcelona. Spain, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Farmers and parishioners gathered Sunday at the small hermitage of l'Espunyola, a rural village in Catalonia, to attend a mass asking the local virgin Our Lady of the Torrents for rain. All three reservoirs near the village are below a third of their capacity, with la Baells reservoir only a 25% full. They are no exception to reservoirs in the Barcelona region, after a strike of 30 months of very little rain. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Agricoltori e parrocchiani si sono riuniti nel piccolo eremo di l’Espunyola, un villaggio rurale della Catalogna, per assistere a una messa durante la quale hanno chiesto la pioggia alla vergine “Nostra Signora dei Torrenti”, particolarmente venerata in quel luogo. La regione orientale della Spagna è tra le più colpite dalla grave siccità che colpisce l’intero Paese mediterraneo. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

 

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