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First military parade for Spain's new King

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 01:23

Spain's King Felipe VI presides over the country's annual military parade in Madrid for the first time since he was sworn in as king. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: For the first time since his reign began, Spain's King Felipe VI presided over an annual military parade to celebrate the country's National Day on Sunday (October 12). Forty-six-year-old Felipe, wearing military uniform with a sash and medals, was accompanied by his wife Letizia, their two daughters, and members of the Spanish government. Thousands of people lined the route waving Spanish flags celebrating the day explorer Christopher Columbus sighted land on his first trip west. Fifty-two aircraft took part in an exhibition flyover to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Air Force. The flyover returned after a suspension in recent years, due to austerity budgets. Felipe VI became king in June after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated following a series of scandals that had led many Spaniards to question the role of the monarchy itself.

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First military parade for Spain's new King

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 01:23