Catalonia rallies for independence
Millions march in Barcelona to call for region's breakaway from Spain.
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2010 16:51 GMT

There are growing calls from people in Catalonia, a region in Spain where residents have their own unique language and culture, for a breakaway state. 
Millions of Catalans have recently rallied in the city of Barcelona, calling for independence to be taken to a national level.   

Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from Barcelona.

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