A man with a pro-independence Catalan flag walks in front of people forming a human chain to mark the "Diada de Catalunya" (Catalunya's National Day) in central Barcelona September 11, 2013. Hundreds ... more 
A man with a pro-independence Catalan flag walks in front of people forming a human chain to mark the "Diada de Catalunya" (Catalunya's National Day) in central Barcelona September 11, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Catalans held hands in a 400-km (250-mile) human chain across their region on Wednesday to press the Spanish government to let them vote on breaking away and forming their own country. A deep recession and cuts in public spending in Catalonia, a wealthy industrial region in northeastern Spain that accounts for a fifth of the country's economic output, have stirred discontent with the central government in Madrid. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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Wed, Sep 11, 2013 1:30 PM EDT