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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (center) arrives for a vote on a no-confidence motion at the lower house of the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Friday. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some people unfold a Spanish flag as another man waves a Catalan pro-independence flag in front of the Catalan government headquarters in Barcelona on Monday. Spain enters uncharted and potentially perilous territory today as Madrid moves to take over the running of Catalonia, in response to the region's parliament unilaterally declaring independence. Lluis Gene /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President of the Catalan regional government Carles Puigdemont (center) announced a referendum for independence from Spain on Friday in Barcelona. Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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