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Spain's King Juan Carlos signs his abdication

AFP , Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
Spain
A woman hangs a Spanish flag on her balcony in front of the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, a day before 46-year-old Prince Felipe will be proclaimed king on June 19. (Photo:AP)
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A teary-eyed King Juan Carlos on Wednesday signed an act of parliament sealing his abdication of the Spanish crown after a four-decade reign, clearing the throne for his 46-year-old son, Felipe VI.

Juan Carlos signed the document at a televised ceremony in front of scores of dignitaries in Madrid's old Royal Palace and then hugged his son, who will be sworn in on Thursday morning.

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