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SPAIN-BRITAIN-GIBRALTAR-ROTA-POLITICS

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The HMS Illustrious invincible-class light aircraft carriers of the British Royal Navy docks in the Naval Base of Rota on August 18, 2013 at a time of heightened tensions over Gibraltar, a rocky outpost on the southern coast of Spain. Defence officials said the training exercise has long been planned and follows similar deployments in 2011 and 2012, but it comes during a diplomatic spat between that erupted when the Spanish introduced additional checks at the border of Gibraltar in retaliation to Gibraltar's decision to drop concrete blocks in waters surrounding the tiny British outpost. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
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The HMS Illustrious invincible-class light aircraft carriers of the British Royal Navy docks in the Naval Base of Rota on August 18, 2013 at a time of heightened tensions over Gibraltar, a rocky outpost on the southern coast of Spain. Defence officials said the training exercise has long been planned and follows similar deployments in 2011 and 2012, but it comes during a diplomatic spat between that erupted when the Spanish introduced additional checks at the border of Gibraltar in retaliation to Gibraltar's decision to drop concrete blocks in waters surrounding the tiny British outpost. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
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August 18, 2013
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The HMS Illustrious invincibleclass light aircraft carriers of the... News Photo 176729767Air Vehicle,Carrier,Diplomacy,Dock,Gibraltar,Horizontal,Light,Naval Base,Politics,Rock,Royal Navy,Shore,SpainPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe HMS Illustrious invincible-class light aircraft carriers of the British Royal Navy docks in the Naval Base of Rota on August 18, 2013 at a time of heightened tensions over Gibraltar, a rocky outpost on the southern coast of Spain. Defence officials said the training exercise has long been planned and follows similar deployments in 2011 and 2012, but it comes during a diplomatic spat between that erupted when the Spanish introduced additional checks at the border of Gibraltar in retaliation to Gibraltar's decision to drop concrete blocks in waters surrounding the tiny British outpost. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)