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Catalonia declares independence from Spain
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Having escaped police violence during Catalonia’s independence referendum on October 1st, trouble arrived this week in the town...

We Just Want to Vote - Franco ReturnsDuring a pre referendum social event in Placa Octavia, Sant Cugat del Valles, with dancing and other traditional activities, including castellets, the human towers, pro independence activists question the actions of th
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“We just want to vote” This is the message, in English, that many Catalans have been sending out...

Massive queues crossing Spain-France Border following controls put in place after November Paris attacks.
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We’re all here, nose to tail, thanks to the “border controls” that the French government, brought into force...

The Belgian-French Border (c) Dave Walsh 2015
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The French are serious, they’re going to check everything. The road surface will be immaculate. They will ask...

Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica, on cliffs at the Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, Ireland.
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ff the coast of southeast Ireland lie the two small Saltee Islands. Their simple, low-slung landscapes, four or...

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’m talking about The Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland, by Rebecca Solnit, which has been a...

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Blather's Dave journeyed to the Arctic outpost of Barentsburg last year. And he finally got off his arse...

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A 30-minute ethnographic documentary about a colony of gypsy artists in New Delhi, India by Jennifer Rosen. 12...

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.... with photographs by Dave Walsh, music by Dacianos. There is something unnerving about watching reality bend before...

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This time two months ago, I was in Tasmania - and I saw my first Tasmanian Devils up...