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Rajoy leaves hotel in Catalonia during first visit

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leaves the hotel in Barcelona during his first visit to Catalonia since Madrid imposed direct rule on the region, a day after hundreds of thousands of Catalans marched to demand the release of jailed regional officials. Mariano Rajoy is in Barcelona, the Catalan capital, to show support for his Popular Party’s campaign ahead of a vote next month. IMAGES