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Catalans' human chain stretches across north-east Spain

11 September 2013 Last updated at 21:41 BST

Thousands of supporters of Catalonia's independence from Spain have formed a 400km (250 mile) human chain which stretches across the north-eastern province.

The BBC's Tom Burridge meets some of those joining hands in Barcelona to mark Catalan Independence Day and to press the case for nationhood for the semi-autonomous region, which has its own language.