Spain Catalan Independence

November 22, 2012 - 3:34 AM
In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, a pro-independence "estelada" flag is seen on top of a mountain near Hostalets de Balenya, a village declared by the city council a "free Catalan territory" in Spain. Catalonia holds elections on Sunday that will be seen as a test of the regional government's plans to hold a referendum on independence, and one of the key issues emerging is the theoretical place of a free Catalonia in Europe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)