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September 11, 2012


Catalans rally on the streets and online to demand independence from Spain.
Supporters of independence for Catalonia demonstrate on September 11, 2012 in Barcelona to mark the Spanish region's official day, amid growing protests over Spain's financial crisis which has driven it to seek aid from the central government. AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Catalans turned out in huge numbers to rally in Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia during Catalonia's National Day, September 11. Catalonia has long been a semi-autonomous region of Spain, but the country's financial crisis has exacerbated the region's independence movement. Police said that 1.5 million people were in Barcelona for the march.

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