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'Goodbye Spain': Huge rally for Catalan independence before vote

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans rallied on Monday to demand their region's secession from Spain, in a show of strength three weeks ahead of an independence referendum which has been banned by Madrid. Draped in red, yellow and blue separatist flags -- with one banner reading "Goodbye Spain" -- they marched through central Barcelona in what many hope will be the last protest before independence.
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