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Catalans celebrate their culture with a festival of human towers ahead of a referendum on independence in defiance of the Spanish government. U.S. President Trump declares his tax reform framework "the largest tax cut in our country's history," and Japan's Prime Minister Abe said he'll dissolve the lower house of parliament for a general election while announcing an $18 billion economic package. On a nautical note, highlights of the 27th Monaco Yacht Show included Jubilee, the biggest yacht ever displayed at the annual event, and featured luxury vessels from the design studios of Aston Martin and Porsche.

Members of the Castellers de Vilafranca form a traditional Catalan human tower during the La Merce festival near a pro-referendum banner in Barcelona on Sept. 23.  Catalonia’s campaign for independence comes to a head on Sunday, when the rebel administration in Barcelona will attempt to hold a referendum on independence in defiance of Spain’s Constitutional Court and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government in Madrid. 

Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to members of the media after returning to the White House in Washington on Sept. 27, 2017. During a speech in Indiana Wednesday afternoon, Trump called the tax reform framework "a revolutionary change" that will spur economic growth and generate higher wages for average workers. It will be "the largest tax cut in our country's history," he said.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

The Casino Grand Lisboa, operated by SJM Holdings Ltd., stands tall in Macau, China, on Sept. 27, 2017. Junkets flush with high rollers, full hotels charging five times their usual prices and brand-new entertainment options have the potential to make Golden Week the most lucrative in at least the past decade for the world's biggest gaming hub, analysts and industry officials said.

Photographer: Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Sept. 25, 2017. Abe said he'll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept. 28 for a general election as he announced an $18 billion economic package.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, center, walks through Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sept. 28, 2017. Scalise was greeted by a thunderous ovation when he returned to the House floor Thursday more than three months after suffering near-fatal injuries in a shooting during a Republican baseball practice.

Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

A congressman sits near empty congressional seats as the lower house reads the second complaint against President Michel Temer in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 26, 2017. Last week, Temer was charged for a second time with alleged obstruction of justice and criminal conspiracy.

Photographer: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

Milan headquarters of UniCredit SpA on Sept. 25. UniCredit moved to give investors more clout and tighten risk controls after carrying out Italy's biggest-ever cash call to cover billions in losses on loans.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

The new Inc. Echo devices sit on display in front of the Seattle Space Needle during the company's product launch event in downtown Seattle on Sept. 27, 2017. Amazon unveiled a smaller, cheaper version of its popular Alexa-powered Echo speaker that the e-commerce giant said has better sound.

Photographer: Daniel Berman/Bloomberg

Employees work at computers inside the Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. headquarters in Beijing, China. The company is best known for a mobile app called Jinri Toutiao, or Today's Headlines, which aggregates news and videos from hundreds of media outlets. In five years, the app has become one of the most popular news services anywhere, with 120 million daily users.

Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

Pedestrians use smartphones to take "selfie" photos in central Milan on Sept. 25. The Italian government sees the country's debt load starting to fall this year as the economy heads into a three-year stretch of 1.5 percent annual growth.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo and head of the Party of Hope, looks up during a news conference in Tokyo on Sept. 27, 2017. The new political party set up by Koike will aim to phase out nuclear power, one of its founding members said, opening a new field of contention with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of Japan's general election.

Crew members stand on the rear deck of  Oceanco's 110-meter superyacht Jubilee, the largest yacht ever displayed at the 27th Monaco Yacht Show. No fewer than 125 of the most luxurious yachts gathered for the world's biggest superyacht event, which also featured designs by the Aston Martin and Porsche studios.

Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Video game developer Brendan Greene poses for a photograph in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 23, 2017. Since going on sale in March, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), jointly developed by Greene and South Korean developer Bluehole Inc., has been shattering PC gaming records and surpassing such bestsellers as Grand Theft Auto V and Dota 2 in number of users.

Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

Bjorn Borg AB's chief executive officer, Henrik Bunge, poses for a photograph at the company's headquarters in Stockholm on Sept. 26. Bjorn Borg, the underwear and sportswear label named after one of Sweden's best-known tennis players, plans to expand in the U.K., Germany and the U.S. as it sets its sights on becoming a global brand.

Photographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg

Argentina President Mauricio Macri, center, sits before a Bloomberg Television interview at the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires on Sept. 28, 2017. After less than two years in office, Macri says Argentina's economy has turned a corner with single digit inflation now within sight for the first time in more than a decade.

Photographer: Pablo E. Piovano/Bloomberg