Congreso de los Diputados, Madrid
On election day the center-right Partido Popular is poised for big gains. Sure enough, PP gained 32 seats and the Socialists lost 59 seats - handing government to the PP and party leader Mariono Rajoy. Sepia-tone image.
The building dates from 1843-1850. The lions were recast from melted cannons captured during an obscure war with Morocco in 1859-1860.