October 28, 2017 14:04 IST

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

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Pro unity demonstrators wave Spanish and Catalan flags during a protest after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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People react as they watch on giant screens a plenary session outside the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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People celebrate with cava (sparkling wine) after the Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain, in the Basque town of Durango, Spain October 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Fireworks are set off in front of the Catalan regional government headquarters during celebratrions after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Catalan separatist flags are held up as fireworks go off in Sant Jaume Square in front of the Catalan regional government headquarters during celebratrions after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters