Spain court acquits pianist of 'noise pollution'

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Pianist Laia Martin reacts in a court in Girona, Spain, Friday, Nov.15, 2013 . To most people, noise pollution is a jet engine roaring over their head. For one Spanish woman, it was a neighbor playing the piano more softly than a spoken conversation. The woman has taken her neighbors in the apartment below, 27-year-old pianist Laia Martin and her parents, to court. Now prosecutors want to send all three to jail for over seven years on charges of psychological damage and noise pollution. In a country known for its exuberant noisiness, the case has raised eyebrows. A Catalonia Justice Tribunal spokeswoman said the trial will end Nov. 15 with the verdict issued at a later date. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)