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People leave a cordoned-off area in Barcelona. (AFP/Getty)
People leave a cordoned-off area in Barcelona. (AFP/Getty)
The promenade is usually packed with pedestrians. (Reuters)
The promenade is usually packed with pedestrians. (Reuters)
Emergency workers remove a victim. (AP)
Emergency workers remove a victim. (AP)
Spanish police help tend to a victim. (AFP/Getty)
Spanish police help tend to a victim. (AFP/Getty)
The worst terrorist attack in Spain since 2004 leaves a nation wondering how ordinary vehicles could suddenly transform into weapons of mass destruction.
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