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Mariano Rajoy (left) is sworn in before King Juan Carlos (right) to become Spain's new prime minister at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. Mr. Rajoy's Popular Party won a landslide victory in the Nov. 20 elections on promises to lift Spain out of its economic crisis. (Associated Press)

Mariano Rajoy (left) is sworn in before King Juan Carlos (right) to become Spain's new prime minister at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. Mr. Rajoy's Popular Party won a landslide victory in the Nov. 20 elections on promises to lift Spain out of its economic crisis. (Associated Press)

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