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Spain sets up throne for new king despite protests

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Spain set its new king-in-waiting Felipe on the path to the throne Tuesday after his father's surprise abdication, despite noisy street protests calling for a republic. 

Spanish King Juan Carlos (L) and Crown Prince Felipe during a military ceremony in El Escorial on June 3, 2014

A day after King Juan Carlos, 76, declared an end to his four-decade reign, the government sent a law to parliament that will bring the royal handover into force.

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