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In Photos: Catalonia Independence Referendum

Catalans began voting Sunday in a banned independence referendum, while police seized the ballots of at least one polling station. Spain's Constitutional Court suspended the vote and the Spanish central government says the vote is illegal.
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People cheer after voting at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government at the Gracia neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 1, 2017.
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People cheer after voting at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government at the Gracia neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 1, 2017.

A girl grimaces as Spanish National Police pushes away pro-referendum supporters outside the Ramon Llull school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Oct.1, 2017.
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A girl grimaces as Spanish National Police pushes away pro-referendum supporters outside the Ramon Llull school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Oct.1, 2017.

A woman kisses a ballot before voting at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 1, 2017.
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A woman kisses a ballot before voting at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 1, 2017.

Spanish riot police shoots rubber bullets straight to people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Oct. 1, 2017.
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Spanish riot police shoots rubber bullets straight to people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Oct. 1, 2017.

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