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Spain's King Felipe VI Crowned in Coronation Ceremony

Spain's King Felipe VI was formally proclaimed monarch on Thursday after his father, King Juan Carlos, abdicated so that younger royal blood could rally a country beset by economic problems.

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The crown of Spain's king is displayed during the swearing-in ceremony of Spain's King Felipe VI at the Spanish parliament on June 19, 2014. Felipe was formally proclaimed monarch on Thursday after his father, 76-year-old King Juan Carlos, abdicated so that younger royal blood could rally a country beset by economic problems.

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King Felipe VI walks toward the balcony of the Royal Palace in Madrid on Thursday.

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Image: Spain's new King Felipe VI his wife Queen Letizia Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid

Spain's new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies.

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Queen Letizia touches the cheek of daughter Princess Sofia at the Congress of Deputies during King Felipe VI of Spain's first speech to make his proclamation.

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King Felipe VI is sworn in as the new Spanish king.

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Image: Spain's King Juan Carlos places the Sash of Captain-General on new King Felipe VI during a ceremony at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid

Spain's King Juan Carlos places the Sash of Captain-General on new King Felipe VI.

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Princess Sofia, Princess Leonor of Asturias, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and General Admiral Fernando Garci­a Sanchez watch a parade of the Civil Guard at the Congress of Deputies.

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King Felipe VI greets crowds of well-wishers at the Royal Palace during the king's official coronation ceremony.

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