A pro-independence protester holds a "estelada" flag, that symbolizes Catalonia's independence, as lawmakers vote on whether to seek the right to hold a referendum on independence from Spain at the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

After Long Struggle, Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

Separatists have held massive pro-independence rallies since the Constitutional Court struck down key parts of a law that would have given more power to the region in 2010.