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Catalonia’s parliament has voted in favour of independence from Spain

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Regional police officers stand guard outside the regional parliament on Friday

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Crowds fill the streets near the regional parliament in Barcelona

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Demonstrators hold up banners reading “Freedom” in reference to Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, the jailed leaders of Catalan pro-independence movements

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A customer in a bar watches a news conference with Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s president

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Crowds follow the plenary session on screens outside the regional parliament

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Mr Puigdemont casts his vote for independence at the Catalan government building

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Mayors of Catalonia celebrate after the result of the vote

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Crowds in Barcelona celebrate following the declaration of independence

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Mayors from pro-independence towns raise their sceptres inside the regional parliament after the declaration

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A ferry rented by Spain’s government to accommodate Spanish police reinforcements stands at the port in Barcelona

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Two women hold up a banner reading “Goodbye Spain, A new path awaits us” in Barcelona

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