People hold Esteladas (Catalan separatist flags) as they wait for a closing rally in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain.

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People hold Esteladas (Catalan separatist flags) as they wait for a closing rally in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain.

People hold Esteladas (Catalan separatist flags) as they wait for a closing rally in favor of the banned Oct. 1 independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain.

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Yves Herman/Reuters