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Felipe VI is crowned king of Spain

Felipe VI became Spain's king on Thursday following the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos. Felipe, 46, takes over a crown tainted by scandal — his sister, Princess Cristina, is implicated in a corruption case, and his high-living father's popularity sank after he went on a luxury safari to hunt elephants while the public suffered through 25-percent unemployment. Felipe's low-key coronation was meant to show a break from the past. Read more about the new king's challenges at The Telegraph.