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Defiant Catalans vote despite crackdown

People hold up ballot sheets outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain.


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People hold up ballot sheets outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned...more

People hold up ballot sheets outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Spanish Civil Guard officers break through a door at a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. 

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Spanish Civil Guard officers break through a door at a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spanish Civil Guard officers break through a door at a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Spanish Civil Guard officers disperse people outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spanish Civil Guard officers disperse people outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spanish Civil Guard officers disperse people outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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A man holds a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan...more

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan...more

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Voters are applauded as they leave a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Voters are applauded as they leave a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Voters are applauded as they leave a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A man faces off Spanish Civil Guards outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A man faces off Spanish Civil Guards outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A man faces off Spanish Civil Guards outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A woman is grabbed by riot police near a a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona.

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A woman is grabbed by riot police near a a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A woman is grabbed by riot police near a a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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An old man reacts as he picks up a ballot inside a polling station for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

An old man reacts as he picks up a ballot inside a polling station for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

An old man reacts as he picks up a ballot inside a polling station for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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Spanish Civil Guard officers carry confiscated electoral material as they walk out from a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spanish Civil Guard officers carry confiscated electoral material as they walk out from a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan...more

Spanish Civil Guard officers carry confiscated electoral material as they walk out from a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A man falls to the ground during scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. 

REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man falls to the ground during scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man falls to the ground during scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. 

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A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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A man reacts as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A man reacts as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A man reacts as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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A demonstrator blocks a riot police van near a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. 

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A demonstrator blocks a riot police van near a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A demonstrator blocks a riot police van near a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Demonstartors face riot police outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Demonstartors face riot police outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Demonstartors face riot police outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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People queue to vote in the banned independence referendum at a polling station in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People queue to vote in the banned independence referendum at a polling station in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People queue to vote in the banned independence referendum at a polling station in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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A man faces off with a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis.


 REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man faces off with a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man faces off with a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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A youngster is carried on shoulders as scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers broke out outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A youngster is carried on shoulders as scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers broke out outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A youngster is carried on shoulders as scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers broke out outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Demonstrators wave Spanish flags during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain on the day of a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, in Madrid. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators wave Spanish flags during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain on the day of a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, in Madrid. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators wave Spanish flags during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain on the day of a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, in Madrid. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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A woman holds a carnation towards a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman holds a carnation towards a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman holds a carnation towards a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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A Spanish Civil Guard officer scuffles with a woman outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. 

REUTERS/Juan Medina

A Spanish Civil Guard officer scuffles with a woman outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A Spanish Civil Guard officer scuffles with a woman outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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People stand at the entrance to Estel school to vote in the banned independence referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People stand at the entrance to Estel school to vote in the banned independence referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People stand at the entrance to Estel school to vote in the banned independence referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West
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A voter wearing a pair of boots decorated with the Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) waits outside a polling station during the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A voter wearing a pair of boots decorated with the Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) waits outside a polling station during the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A voter wearing a pair of boots decorated with the Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) waits outside a polling station during the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A man holds ballots at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds ballots at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds ballots at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Voting officials seal a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Badalona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Voting officials seal a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Badalona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Voting officials seal a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Badalona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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People sleep in front of the entrance to a polling station for the banned independence referendum in El Masnou. REUTERS/Albert Gea

People sleep in front of the entrance to a polling station for the banned independence referendum in El Masnou. REUTERS/Albert Gea

People sleep in front of the entrance to a polling station for the banned independence referendum in El Masnou. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Police stand in front of demonstrators waving Spanish flags at city hall during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Madrid. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Police stand in front of demonstrators waving Spanish flags at city hall during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Madrid. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Police stand in front of demonstrators waving Spanish flags at city hall during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Madrid. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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People sleep outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People sleep outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People sleep outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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People occupying the Miquel Tarradell high school, which is a polling station for the banned independence referendum, cheer on people outside the school in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

People occupying the Miquel Tarradell high school, which is a polling station for the banned independence referendum, cheer on people outside the school in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

People occupying the Miquel Tarradell high school, which is a polling station for the banned independence referendum, cheer on people outside the school in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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People have dinner inside the occupied Estel school, one of the designated polling stations, the night before the banned referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People have dinner inside the occupied Estel school, one of the designated polling stations, the night before the banned referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People have dinner inside the occupied Estel school, one of the designated polling stations, the night before the banned referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Parents and their children form a human tower or "castell" as they gather inside the occupied Reina Violant elementary school, one of the designated polling stations, a day before the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Parents and their children form a human tower or "castell" as they gather inside the occupied Reina Violant elementary school, one of the designated polling stations, a day before the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Parents and their children form a human tower or "castell" as they gather inside the occupied Reina Violant elementary school, one of the designated polling stations, a day before the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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People gather at Sant Jaume square during a demonstration in favour of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona. 

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People gather at Sant Jaume square during a demonstration in favour of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People gather at Sant Jaume square during a demonstration in favour of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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