- Title: Tourists and locals return to Las Ramblas after attack
- Date: 18th August 2017
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 18, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN LAS RAMBLAS WOMAN CARRYING FLOWERS WOMAN PLACING FLOWER ON THE GROUND AT MAKESHIFT TRIBUTE FOR VICTIMS OF ATTACK, NEXT TO CANDLES AND SIGN CANDLES, MESSAGE AND TEDDY BEAR AT TRIBUTE SOUVENIR STALL BLACK RIBBON SIGN TAPED TO STALL PEOPLE WALKING PAST STALL NEWSPAPERS EL PERIODICO HEADLINE READING (Spanish): "HORROR IN LAS RAMBLAS" NEWSPAPER PEOPLE SITTING ON BENCHES MAN READING NEWSPAPER (SOUNDBITE) (English) 47-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM ENGLAND, CHARLIE, SAYING: "Well I have just come out this morning to see how things are. My family are in an apartment nearby and they wanted me to come out and see what the mood was, see how people are feeling. And it looks like the city is recovering from the deep shock." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MAN FROM SPAIN, TONY TORRES, SAYING: "It's something that had to happen sooner or later. It was strange that it hadn't happened in a city with so many tourists. The threats, regardless of how much security, are inevitable." VARIOUS OF ARMED POLICE IN STREET GROUP OF TOURISTS WALKING IN LAS RAMBLAS WITH LUGGAGE VARIOUS OF FLOWER TRIBUTE ON CANALETAS FOUNTAIN, WHERE FANS COME TO CELEBRATE WINS OF BARCELONA FOOTBALL CLUB
- Embargoed: 1st September 2017 10:48
- Keywords: Barcelona attack Barcelona Las Ramblas attack tourists popular tourist destination Spain mourners
- Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA0016UOPE87
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:People returned to Barcelona's Las Ramblas on Friday (August 18), a day after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores.
Tourists and locals alike came to Barcelona's most famous avenue to pay tribute to the attack's victims.
One tourist from England said he came to Las Ramblas to assess the mood of the city and thought it was "recovering from the deep shock".
Spain launched a sweeping anti-terrorism operation on Friday following the attacks in Las Ramblas and Cambrils, a town south of Barcelona.
The death toll in the attacks in Catalonia rose to 14, Catalan emergency services said on Friday, after a woman injured in Cambrils died.
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