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Catalonia seeks split from debt-ridden Spain
Upcoming election in wealthy region could be referendum on independence from Madrid.
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2012 21:23

With upcoming elections in their wealthy region, more residents of Catalonia are calling for independence from debt-ridden Spain.

A September pro-autonomy march in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, more than one million people joined in the call for an independent state.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Barcelona.

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