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Catalonia Confronts the Dragon

Sep 27, 2015 | 09:00 GMT
Catalonia's Separatist Campaign
A Catalan flag projected on the facade of Palau de la Generalitat, the Catalan government headquarters, during the official ceremony marking Catalonia National Day in Barcelona on Sept. 9.
(AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE/Getty Images)

Separatist feelings in this semi-autonomous Spanish region are far more complex than they appear. The lack of understanding between pro- and anti-independence groups in Catalonia and between Catalans and the rest of Spain is worrying because, regardless of the outcome of the Sept. 27 regional elections, they will all have to continue living together....

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