People walk in front of a pro-independence graffiti on a wall in the city of Mataro, near Barcelona, December 13, 2013. Separatist parties in Spain's Catalonia region set November 9 next year as the ... more 
People walk in front of a pro-independence graffiti on a wall in the city of Mataro, near Barcelona, December 13, 2013. Separatist parties in Spain's Catalonia region set November 9 next year as the date for a proposed independence referendum on Thursday and agreed the wording, but the Spanish government immediately poured cold water on the plan. The graffiti reads: "Live Catalunya, enough of spoliation, Independence" REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) less 
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Fri, Dec 13, 2013 7:43 AM EST