It’s been a historic day in Spain today as the country’s Catalonia crisis plunged to new depths.
Here is how the day unfolded in pictures.
Catalan leader Puigdemont votes, before Catalan parliament backs independence
Spain’s senate counters by voting to impose direct rule on Catalonia
Under pressure: Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy
Catalan chiefs sing the region’s anthem
Pro-independence supporters gather in large numbers before the regional Government building
Rajoy sacks Puigdemont and the Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections
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