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King Juan Carlos of Spain and his wife Sofia, right, receive honorary degrees Saturday from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in recognition of their role in nurturing Spain's transition to democracy. Juan Carlos was raised in exile, returning to Spain to claim its throne after the death of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco in 1975.