A Spanish flag waves over the Spanish parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. Spain's parliament looks certain to reject a petition from Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence, despite heavy ... more 
A Spanish flag waves over the Spanish parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. Spain's parliament looks certain to reject a petition from Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence, despite heavy support for the separatist movement in the wealthy northeastern region. The regional parliament of Catalonia, which has its own language and a long history of fighting for greater autonomy from Spain, sent an initiative to the national legislature in January asking for permission to hold a referendum. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) less 
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Tue, Apr 8, 2014 9:50 AM EDT