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Catalan separatists go on trial, laying bare Spain's divisions

Pictures of jailed Catalan politicians are placed behind prison bars made of paper during a protest against Supreme Court at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

Pictures of jailed Catalan politicians are placed behind prison bars made of paper during a protest against Supreme Court at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Pictures of jailed Catalan politicians are placed behind prison bars made of paper during a protest against Supreme Court at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras gets documents from his lawyer Andreu van den Eynde at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS

Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras gets documents from his lawyer Andreu van den Eynde at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS

Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras gets documents from his lawyer Andreu van den Eynde at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS
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Catalan separatist leaders appear in court at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS

Catalan separatist leaders appear in court at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS

Catalan separatist leaders appear in court at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS
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Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont addresses the media in Berlin, Germany, February 12, 2019, as twelve Catalan politicians go on trial for their role in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid.    REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont addresses the media in Berlin, Germany, February 12, 2019, as twelve Catalan politicians go on trial for their role in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont addresses the media in Berlin, Germany, February 12, 2019, as twelve Catalan politicians go on trial for their role in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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People protest against Supreme Court at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

People protest against Supreme Court at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

People protest against Supreme Court at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Carme Forcadell appear in court at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. J.J. Guillen/Pool via REUTERS

Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Carme Forcadell appear in court at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. J.J. Guillen/Pool via REUTERS

Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Carme Forcadell appear in court at the start of their trial at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. J.J. Guillen/Pool via REUTERS
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A general view shows the trial of Catalan separatist leaders at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS

A general view shows the trial of Catalan separatist leaders at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS

A general view shows the trial of Catalan separatist leaders at Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS
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A general view shows the trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders in Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV

A general view shows the trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders in Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV

A general view shows the trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders in Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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A general view shows the trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders in Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV

A general view shows the trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders in Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV

A general view shows the trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders in Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV
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Catalan Regional Parliament speaker Roger Torrent and Catalan Regional President Quim Torra are seen ahead of a trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders, outside the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Catalan Regional Parliament speaker Roger Torrent and Catalan Regional President Quim Torra are seen ahead of a trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders, outside the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Catalan Regional Parliament speaker Roger Torrent and Catalan Regional President Quim Torra are seen ahead of a trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders, outside the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, arrive to the High Court, with the Supreme Court in the background, in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, arrive to the High Court, with the Supreme Court in the background, in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, arrive to the High Court, with the Supreme Court in the background, in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Catalan Regional Parliament speaker Roger Torrent, Catalan Regional President Quim Torra and Catalan politician Josep Rull's wife Meritxell Lluis are seen ahead of a trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders, outside the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Catalan Regional Parliament speaker Roger Torrent, Catalan Regional President Quim Torra and Catalan politician Josep Rull's wife Meritxell Lluis are seen ahead of a trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders, outside the Supreme Court in Madrid,...more

Catalan Regional Parliament speaker Roger Torrent, Catalan Regional President Quim Torra and Catalan politician Josep Rull's wife Meritxell Lluis are seen ahead of a trial of jailed Catalan separatist leaders, outside the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Former Catalan government member Santi Villa arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Former Catalan government member Santi Villa arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Former Catalan government member Santi Villa arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, arrive to the High Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, arrive to the High Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, arrive to the High Court in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Members of the public wait to enter the Supreme Court ahead of a trial of Catalan separatist politicians, in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Members of the public wait to enter the Supreme Court ahead of a trial of Catalan separatist politicians, in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Members of the public wait to enter the Supreme Court ahead of a trial of Catalan separatist politicians, in Madrid, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, leave prison on their to way to the Supreme Court in Soto del Real, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, leave prison on their to way to the Supreme Court in Soto del Real, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Civil Guard vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, leave prison on their to way to the Supreme Court in Soto del Real, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Police vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, leave prison on their to way to the Supreme Court in Soto del Real, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Police vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, leave prison on their to way to the Supreme Court in Soto del Real, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Police vans, believed to carry Catalan separatist politicians, leave prison on their to way to the Supreme Court in Soto del Real, Spain, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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