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The death toll from the twin terrorist attacks in Spain two weeks ago rose to 16 after a German woman succumbed to her injuries on Sunday.

She was left in a critical condition when a militant drove the rented vehicle into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas boulevard on August 17.

That attack has now killed 14 people, and two others die during the driver’s getaway and in a separate car and knife assault in the Catalan coastal resort of Cambrils.

More than 120 people were wounded. Authorities said 24 remain hospitalized, five in critical condition.

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona in a show of unity.

Emergency workers, taxis drivers, police and ordinary citizens who helped immediately after the attack led the march.

They carried a street-wide banner with black capital letters reading “No Tinc Por,” which means “I’m not afraid” in the local Catalan language.

The phrase has grown from a spontaneous civic answer to violence into a slogan that Spain’s entire political class has unanimously embraced.

Spain’s central, regional and local authorities tried to send an image of unity Saturday by walking behind emergency workers, despite earlier criticism that national and regional authorities had not shared information about the attackers well enough with each other.

In a first for a Spanish monarch, King Felipe VI joined a public demonstration, along with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other Spanish and Catalan regional officials.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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