Edition:
United States
Pictures | Sun Oct 1, 2017 | 10:37am EDT

Defiant Catalans vote despite crackdown

People hold up ballot sheets outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain.


REUTERS/Susana Vera

People hold up ballot sheets outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned...more

People hold up ballot sheets outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
1 / 35
Spanish Civil Guard officers break through a door at a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. 

REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spanish Civil Guard officers break through a door at a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spanish Civil Guard officers break through a door at a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
2 / 35
Spanish Civil Guard officers disperse people outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spanish Civil Guard officers disperse people outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spanish Civil Guard officers disperse people outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Close
3 / 35
A man holds a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Close
4 / 35
Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Spanish Civil Guard officers remove demonstrators outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
5 / 35
Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan...more

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
6 / 35
Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan...more

Scuffles break out as Spanish Civil Guard officers force their way through a crowd and into a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
7 / 35
Voters are applauded as they leave a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Voters are applauded as they leave a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Voters are applauded as they leave a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Close
8 / 35
A man faces off Spanish Civil Guards outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A man faces off Spanish Civil Guards outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A man faces off Spanish Civil Guards outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
9 / 35
A woman is grabbed by riot police near a a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona.

 REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A woman is grabbed by riot police near a a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A woman is grabbed by riot police near a a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
Close
10 / 35
An old man reacts as he picks up a ballot inside a polling station for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

An old man reacts as he picks up a ballot inside a polling station for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

An old man reacts as he picks up a ballot inside a polling station for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
Close
11 / 35
Spanish Civil Guard officers carry confiscated electoral material as they walk out from a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spanish Civil Guard officers carry confiscated electoral material as they walk out from a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan...more

Spanish Civil Guard officers carry confiscated electoral material as they walk out from a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
12 / 35
A man falls to the ground during scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. 

REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man falls to the ground during scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man falls to the ground during scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Close
13 / 35
A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. 

REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Close
14 / 35
A man reacts as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A man reacts as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A man reacts as he leaves a polling station after casting his vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Close
15 / 35
A demonstrator blocks a riot police van near a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. 

REUTERS/Yves Herman

A demonstrator blocks a riot police van near a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A demonstrator blocks a riot police van near a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Close
16 / 35
Demonstartors face riot police outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Demonstartors face riot police outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Demonstartors face riot police outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
17 / 35
People queue to vote in the banned independence referendum at a polling station in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People queue to vote in the banned independence referendum at a polling station in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People queue to vote in the banned independence referendum at a polling station in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
18 / 35
A man faces off with a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis.


 REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man faces off with a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A man faces off with a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Close
19 / 35
A youngster is carried on shoulders as scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers broke out outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A youngster is carried on shoulders as scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers broke out outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A youngster is carried on shoulders as scuffles with Spanish Civil Guard officers broke out outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Close
20 / 35
Demonstrators wave Spanish flags during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain on the day of a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, in Madrid. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators wave Spanish flags during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain on the day of a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, in Madrid. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators wave Spanish flags during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain on the day of a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, in Madrid. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
Close
21 / 35
A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A woman reacts as she leaves a polling station after casting her vote for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Close
22 / 35
A woman holds a carnation towards a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman holds a carnation towards a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman holds a carnation towards a Spanish Civil Guard officer outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Close
23 / 35
A Spanish Civil Guard officer scuffles with a woman outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. 

REUTERS/Juan Medina

A Spanish Civil Guard officer scuffles with a woman outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A Spanish Civil Guard officer scuffles with a woman outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
24 / 35
People stand at the entrance to Estel school to vote in the banned independence referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People stand at the entrance to Estel school to vote in the banned independence referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People stand at the entrance to Estel school to vote in the banned independence referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West
Close
25 / 35
A voter wearing a pair of boots decorated with the Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) waits outside a polling station during the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A voter wearing a pair of boots decorated with the Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) waits outside a polling station during the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A voter wearing a pair of boots decorated with the Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) waits outside a polling station during the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Close
26 / 35
A man holds ballots at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds ballots at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A man holds ballots at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Close
27 / 35
Voting officials seal a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Badalona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Voting officials seal a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Badalona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Voting officials seal a ballot box at a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Badalona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
28 / 35
People sleep in front of the entrance to a polling station for the banned independence referendum in El Masnou. REUTERS/Albert Gea

People sleep in front of the entrance to a polling station for the banned independence referendum in El Masnou. REUTERS/Albert Gea

People sleep in front of the entrance to a polling station for the banned independence referendum in El Masnou. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Close
29 / 35
Police stand in front of demonstrators waving Spanish flags at city hall during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Madrid. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Police stand in front of demonstrators waving Spanish flags at city hall during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Madrid. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Police stand in front of demonstrators waving Spanish flags at city hall during a demonstration in favor of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Madrid. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Close
30 / 35
People sleep outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People sleep outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People sleep outside a polling station for the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Close
31 / 35
People occupying the Miquel Tarradell high school, which is a polling station for the banned independence referendum, cheer on people outside the school in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

People occupying the Miquel Tarradell high school, which is a polling station for the banned independence referendum, cheer on people outside the school in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

People occupying the Miquel Tarradell high school, which is a polling station for the banned independence referendum, cheer on people outside the school in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Close
32 / 35
People have dinner inside the occupied Estel school, one of the designated polling stations, the night before the banned referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People have dinner inside the occupied Estel school, one of the designated polling stations, the night before the banned referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West

People have dinner inside the occupied Estel school, one of the designated polling stations, the night before the banned referendum, in the Catalan town of Vic. REUTERS/Vincent West
Close
33 / 35
Parents and their children form a human tower or "castell" as they gather inside the occupied Reina Violant elementary school, one of the designated polling stations, a day before the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Parents and their children form a human tower or "castell" as they gather inside the occupied Reina Violant elementary school, one of the designated polling stations, a day before the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Parents and their children form a human tower or "castell" as they gather inside the occupied Reina Violant elementary school, one of the designated polling stations, a day before the banned independence referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Close
34 / 35
People gather at Sant Jaume square during a demonstration in favour of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona. 

REUTERS/Susana Vera

People gather at Sant Jaume square during a demonstration in favour of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

People gather at Sant Jaume square during a demonstration in favour of a unified Spain a day before the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
35 / 35

Next Slideshows

Puerto Rico in the dark

Much of the island is still without electricity ten days after Maria struck.

Oct 01 2017

Photos of the week

Our top photos from around the world this week.

Sep 30 2017

Catalonia pushes ahead with 'illegal' independence vote

Catalonia's leader made clear his government was determined to go ahead with an October 1 vote on independence that Madrid calls illegal and which has thrust...

Sep 29 2017

Ukraine ammunition depot explodes

Massive explosions at a military ammunition depot in central Ukraine forced 24,000 people to evacuate and dealt a huge blow to Ukraine's combat capability.

Sep 29 2017

MORE IN PICTURES

Pence in Jerusalem

Pence in Jerusalem

Vice President Mike Pence visits Jerusalem after President Trump last month recognized the city as the capital of Israel.

Inside Davos

Inside Davos

Behind the scenes at the World Economic Forum.

Turkish forces push into Syria

Turkish forces push into Syria

Turkey says it will swiftly crush U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in an air and ground offensive in the Afrin region beyond its border.

Oscar nominees

Oscar nominees

The nominees for the 2018 Academy Awards.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

Tokyo digs out from snowstorm

Tokyo digs out from snowstorm

The Japanese capital dug out from heavy snow that had snarled traffic, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels, although transport delays remained around the metropolis.

Minnie Mouse gets a star

Minnie Mouse gets a star

Disney character Minnie Mouse is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dakar Rally 2018

Dakar Rally 2018

Stunning images as vehicles race from Peru to Argentina.

Larry Nassar's victims speak out

Larry Nassar's victims speak out

Nearly 100 women deliver victim impact statements during sentencing for former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty in November to multiple counts of sexual assault.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast