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Spanish royals pay tribute to Barcelona attack victims

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Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia have laid flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial in Barcelona to pay their respects at the site of the van attack where 13 people died.

Hundreds gathered around the memorial in Las Ramblas pedestrian promenade and chanted “we are not afraid”.

The royal couple placed a wreath and lit two candles at the Juan Miro mosaic, where mourners laid flowers and tributes.

A human tower was also built at the site of the islamist attack.

A “castell,” is part of the Catalan tradition and “Castellers,” the people who form part of the human tower, normally attend traditional regional festivals.

The motto of the “casteller” is “strength, balance, courage and common sense.”

Meanwhile, police have declared that they have broken the terrorist cell from Barcelona and that no new attacks were imminent.

But they will be maintaining the country’s terrorist threat alert at level four, one level down from the maximum.

Security at popular events and tourist sites around the country will be reinforced.