People stand on a balcony decorated with Catalonia flags in Barcelona, Spain. A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote
Riot police are surrounded by red smoke during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, by firemen protesting against budgets cuts outside Catalunya’s parliament
Switzerland’s Pamela Fischer and Anja Nyffeler perform in the synchronised swimming duet free final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, Spain.
A combination photograph shows China’s Li Shixin performing a dive at the men’s 1m springboard final during the World Swimming Championships at the Montjuic municipal pool in Barcelona on Monday. Mr Li won the gold medal.
Russia’s Svetlana Romashina performs in the synchronised swimming solo free routine preliminaries during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona on Monday
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Victor Ortega and Juan Rios Lopera of Columbia compete in the men’s 10-metre synchro platform preliminary competition at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday.
A member of the Italy team is thrown up in the air during a synchronized swimming training session ahead of the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday.
Egypt’s team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.
Patrick Hausding, right, and Sascha Klein from Germany during a 10-metre platform diving training session at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday
The Sagrada Familia cathedral is seen in the background as a diver practices ahead of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. The FINA World Championships run from July 19 to August 4.