A young boy holding an Independentist Ca

A young boy holding an Independentist Catala flag (Senyera) smiles as Catalans gather in a bid to create a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain, part of a campaign for independence from Spain during Catalonia National Day, or Diada, outside the FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on September 11, 2013. Independence-seeking Catalans marshalled their forces today to make a human link they say will stretch across 86 cities, towns and villages along the coast of the northeastern region on the Mediterranean, passing landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona and the city’s Camp Nou football stadium. AFP PHOTO/ QUIQUE GARCIAQUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images