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Juan Martin Colomer, 84, jokes with his wife Sinforosa Sancho, 84, as he sets up a fence around their field in the village of La Estrella, Spain, on May 24, 2018. For more than 30 years, Juan Martin and his wife have lived alone in the village in Spain's eastern highlands that once had more than 200 inhabitants.

Spain is at risk of a ‘demographic time bomb,’ and there’s already a nearly-abandoned area twice the size of Belgium

Last year, the number of deaths in Spain outpaced the number of births at the fastest rate since the country began keeping records in the 1940s. A Spanish village that once had 200 residents is down to its last two inhabitants — 84-year-old Juan Martin Colomer and his wife, Sinforosa Sancho.