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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 Spain into its most dramatic political crisis for decades.

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    1. Catalonia pushes ahead with 'illegal' independence vote

    2. Firemen react as they hang a huge banner in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum at the Catalonia's History Museum in Barcelona.

    3. Students carry an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) as they attend a demonstration in Barcelona.

    4. Students wear Esteladas during a demonstration in Barcelona. Courts have ordered police to cordon off schools scheduled to be used as ballot stations.

    5. A student offers ballots to citizens as she protests in favour of the referendum outside the University of Barcelona.

    6. A man inserts a dummy ballot which reads "Do you want Catalonia to remain in Spain, Yes" into a ballot box in a symbolic vote organized by a private organization in Madrid.

    7. A crowd of protesters lift up a ballot box outside the Catalan region's economy ministry building after junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove was arrested by Spanish police during a raid on several government offices, in Barcelona.

    8. A website with information relating to the referendum, which was closed down by Spain's civil guard under a warrant from Catalonia's High Court, is seen in this illustration photo in Madrid.

    9. Protesters gather outside the Catalan region's economy ministry building during a raid by Spanish police on government offices, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

    10. Volunteers helping with the referendum try to block protesters in a bid to contain the situation, during a raid on the Catalan region's economy ministry building by Spanish police in Barcelona. The sign reads: "We shall overcome, we will vote.

    11. Protesters shout slogans next to a damaged Spanish Civil Guard patrol car outside the Catalan region's economy ministry building during a raid by Spanish police on government offices, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

    12. Protesters against a banned referendum on independence in Catalonia hold flares during a demonstration in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

    13. A man walks past a crosswalk, painted in the form of an Estelada in Arenys de Munt, north of Barcelona. REUTERS/Albert Gea

    14. Students attend a demonstration in favor of the referendum in Barcelona. REUTERS/Juan Medina

    15. Spanish flags are seen on the facade of Moderno hotel in Madrid. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

    16. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen through a bus during a live video conference for a colloquium with students and citizens as they protest in favour of the referendum outside the University of Barcelona, in Barcelona.

    17. A woman displays an Estelada from a balcony at the Catalan region's economy ministry building during a raid by Spanish police on government offices, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

    18. A man holds up a scarf with the colors of the Spanish flag as he takes part in a protest called by a group of Spanish friends outside the Palau de la Generalitat, the regional government headquarters in Barcelona.

    19. A man holds up a carnation next to a Spanish civil guard during a raid on a Unipost office in search of material for the referendum, in Terrassa. REUTERS/Albert Gea

    20. A protestor holds up a sign in front of a Catalan police outside the Catalan region's foreign affairs ministry building during a raid by Spanish police on government offices, in Barcelona. REUTERS/Susana Vera

    21. Catalan police officers remove a protester from the street outside a Unipost office that was raided in search of material for the referendum, in Terrassa. REUTERS/Albert Gea

    22. Protesters wave Esteladas at a line of Spanish national police who surrounded the leftist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party headquarters in Barcelona. REUTERS/Albert Gea