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    On October 1, the residents of Catalonia overwhelmingly voted in favor of proclaiming independence from Spain. Madrid did not recognize the legitimacy of the plebiscite, with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy saying "there had been no referendum on self-determination."

    Spain Feels the Pain

    A Sputnik reporter was on the ground in the autonomous region, capturing the most dramatic moments of the historic day.

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