FILE- In this Sept. 11, 2012, file photo, demonstrators wave Catalan flags during a protest rally demanding independence for Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain, on the Catalan national day, in ... more 
FILE- In this Sept. 11, 2012, file photo, demonstrators wave Catalan flags during a protest rally demanding independence for Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain, on the Catalan national day, in Barcelona, Spain. More than ever, FC Barcelona, known affectionately as Barca, lived up to its motto of being "more than a club" for this wealthy northeastern region where Spain's economic crisis is fueling separatist sentiment. Barca has been seen as a bastion of Catalan identity dating back to the three decades of dictatorship when Catalans could not openly speak, teach or publish in their native Catalan language. Barcelona writer Manuel Vazquez Montalban famously called the football team "Catalonia's unarmed symbolic army."(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Emilio Morenatti, File
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