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Workers vote to end 11-day trash strike in Spain's Seville; 7,000 tons of rubbish piled up

  • A woman covers her nose as she walks past rubbish bags piled up next to overflowing garbage containers during a rubbish collection strike in Seville, Spain Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. City authorities estimate there is some 7,000 tons of rubbish-filled bags lying about the ancient city. The 11-day-old strike is over wage cuts and working hours. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)The Associated Press

  • A man walks near rubbish bags piled up in the street during a rubbish collection strike in Seville, Spain Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. City authorities estimate there is some 7,000 tons of rubbish-filled bags lying about the ancient city. The 11-day-old strike is over wage cuts and working hours. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)The Associated Press

  • A woman looks at a map of Andalusia amid rubbish bags piled up next to overflowing garbage containers during a rubbish collection strike in Seville, Spain Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. City authorities estimate there is some 7,000 tons of rubbish-filled bags lying about the ancient city. The 11-day-old strike is over wage cuts and working hours. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)The Associated Press

  • A woman and children coverr there noses as they walk past rubbish bags piled up next to overflowing garbage containers during a rubbish collection strike in Seville, Spain Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. City authorities estimate there is some 7,000 tons of rubbish-filled bags lying about the ancient city. The 11-day-old strike is over wage cuts and working hours. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)The Associated Press

  • Rubbish bags are piled up next to overflowing garbage containers during a rubbish collection strike in Seville, Spain Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. City authorities estimate there is some 7,000 tons of rubbish-filled bags lying about the ancient city. The 11-day-old strike is over wage cuts and working hours. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)The Associated Press

Trash collectors in Seville have voted to end a strike that lasted 11 days and left the sidewalks of the popular tourist destination reeking with piles of garbage.

Street cleaners accepted a deal negotiated by their union with the cleaning company Thursday.

City authorities estimate there are some 7,000 tons of rubbish-filled bags lying around the ancient city.

A minimum level of services required by law has meant some 20 percent of the city's trash has been collected since the strike began.

Seville is the capital of the southern region of Andalusia. It is best known for its flamenco music and monuments including the city cathedral, the Alcazar fortress and the Golden Tower.