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Protests as scandal-hit Spain PM denies corruption

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday denied allegations that he received undeclared payments from his ruling party as he fought off a major corruption scandal in the face of angry street protests. 

Spanish Prime Minister and Popular Party (PP) leader Mariano Rajoy looks on prior to an emergency gathering of the Spanish ruling party at the PP headquarters in Madrid on February 2, 2013. Rajoy Saturday denied allegations that he received undeclared payments from his ruling party, as he fought off a major corruption scandal.

Rajoy vowed not to resign despite the publication of documents purportedly showing secret payments to him and other top party officials, branding the damaging reports "harassment".

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