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Barcelona Attack: Pedestrians Flee After Van Rams into Crowd

A van plowed through a crowded pedestrian plaza in the heart of Barcelona, killing more than 10 people and injuring dozens.

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A woman and child flee the scene after a van plowed into pedestrians on the Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, on Aug. 17, 2017, the latest in a series of low-tech attacks in European cities.

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Image: People attend to injured persons at the scene after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona

People attend to an injured person at the scene.

 

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People leave a cordoned-off area. 

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People place their hands on their heads as police check their identities. 

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The attack took place during the height of the tourist season in Spain's second-largest city,

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Ambulances lined up near the scene of the attack.

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A woman walks with her arm in a makeshift sling.

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Paramedics stand at the scene of the attack.

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The attack unfolded along La Rambla, a street with wide pedestrian plazas lined with restaurants and shops that on summer afternoons teems with locals, tourists, merchants and street performers.

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An injured man is transported on a stretcher.

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Children, some in tears, are escorted away from the scene.

Related: Suspect Arrested in Barcelona Van Attack

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