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Catalan leader says parliament rejection won't halt referendum

An electronic board shows the results of a vote for a petition from Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

An electronic board shows the results of a vote for a petition from Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

An electronic board shows the results of a vote for a petition from Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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A National Police officer stands guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A National Police officer stands guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A National Police officer stands guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Spain's National Police officers stand guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's National Police officers stand guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's National Police officers stand guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Spain's National Police officers stand guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's National Police officers stand guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's National Police officers stand guard outside Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Muriel Casals, chairman of Omnium Cultural, an independent association created to promote the Catalan language and spread Catalan culture, wears a pin reading "9N (in reference to November 9, 2014, the planned day for the Catalan referendum). REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Muriel Casals, chairman of Omnium Cultural, an independent association created to promote the Catalan language and spread Catalan culture, wears a pin reading "9N (in reference to November 9, 2014, the planned day for the Catalan referendum)....more

Muriel Casals, chairman of Omnium Cultural, an independent association created to promote the Catalan language and spread Catalan culture, wears a pin reading "9N (in reference to November 9, 2014, the planned day for the Catalan referendum). REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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"Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) seen hung beside a banner from a balcony in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

"Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) seen hung beside a banner from a balcony in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

"Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) seen hung beside a banner from a balcony in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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"Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) seen hung beside a banner from a balcony in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

"Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) seen hung beside a banner from a balcony in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

"Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) seen hung beside a banner from a balcony in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Some "Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) hang from balconies in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Some "Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) hang from balconies in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Some "Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) hang from balconies in Barcelona, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds documents as he takes his seat at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds documents as he takes his seat at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds documents as he takes his seat at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (bottom R) is applauded by his fellow ruling People's Party (Partido Popular) members after delivering his speech at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (bottom R) is applauded by his fellow ruling People's Party (Partido Popular) members after delivering his speech at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (bottom R) is applauded by his fellow ruling People's Party (Partido Popular) members after delivering his speech at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Some "Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) are seen hung up around a building in Banyoles, Pla de L'estany near Girona, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

Some "Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) are seen hung up around a building in Banyoles, Pla de L'estany near Girona, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

Some "Estelades" (Catalan separatist flags) are seen hung up around a building in Banyoles, Pla de L'estany near Girona, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino
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Representatives of Catalan Parliament Jordi Turull (L), Convergencia i Unio (CiU) and Marta Rovira, Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) react from their seats before delivering their speeches at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Representatives of Catalan Parliament Jordi Turull (L), Convergencia i Unio (CiU) and Marta Rovira, Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) react from their seats before delivering their speeches at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014....more

Representatives of Catalan Parliament Jordi Turull (L), Convergencia i Unio (CiU) and Marta Rovira, Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) react from their seats before delivering their speeches at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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(L-R) Representatives of Catalan Parliament Jordi Turull, Convergencia i Unio (CiU), Marta Rovira, Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) and Joan Herrera, ICV, react as deputies applaud after Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

(L-R) Representatives of Catalan Parliament Jordi Turull, Convergencia i Unio (CiU), Marta Rovira, Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) and Joan Herrera, ICV, react as deputies applaud after Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech at Spanish...more

(L-R) Representatives of Catalan Parliament Jordi Turull, Convergencia i Unio (CiU), Marta Rovira, Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) and Joan Herrera, ICV, react as deputies applaud after Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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(L-R) Representatives of Catalan Parliament, Jordi Turull of Convergencia i Unio (CiU), Marta Rovira of the Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) and Joan Herrera of ICV, react as they listen to Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

(L-R) Representatives of Catalan Parliament, Jordi Turull of Convergencia i Unio (CiU), Marta Rovira of the Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) and Joan Herrera of ICV, react as they listen to Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech at Spanish...more

(L-R) Representatives of Catalan Parliament, Jordi Turull of Convergencia i Unio (CiU), Marta Rovira of the Catalunya's Republican Left (ERC) and Joan Herrera of ICV, react as they listen to Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes his seat at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes his seat at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes his seat at Spanish Parliament in Madrid April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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