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In this photo released by the Royal Palace on Monday, June 2, 2014, Spain’s King Juan Carlos signs a document in the Zarzuela Palace opening the way for his abdication. Spain’s King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to take over, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told the country Monday in an announcement broadcast nationwide. The 76-year-old Juan Carlos oversaw his country’s transition from dictatorship to democracy but has had repeated health problems in recent years. (AP Photo/Spanish Royal Palace)