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Santiago Abascal the national president of VOX delivers his speech during a rally of the fledging far-right party VOX in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Thousands of Spaniards have attended a rally of the fledging far-right party VOX as it tries to grab a foothold in Spain's political spectrum. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) ** FILE **

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With 60% of the votes counted, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez got 29% of the vote. This is Spain's third general election in four years. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Santiago Abascal the national president of VOX delivers his speech during a rally of the fledging far-right party VOX in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Thousands of Spaniards have attended a rally of the fledging far-right party VOX as it tries to grab a foothold in Spain's political spectrum. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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MAUSER C96 - a semi automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Mauser from 1896 to 1937. Unlicensed copies of the gun were also manufactured in Spain and China in the first half of the 20th century. The distinctive characteristics of the C96 are the integral box magazine in front of the trigger, the long barrel, the wooden shoulder stock which gives it the stability of a short-barreled rifle and doubles as a holster or carrying case, and a unique grip shaped like the handle of a broom. The grip earned the gun the nickname "broomhandle" because of its round wooden handle, and in China the C96 was nicknamed the "box cannon" because of its rectangular internal magazine and the fact that it could be holstered in its wooden box-like detachable stock. With its long barrel and high-velocity cartridge, the Mauser C96 had superior range and better penetration than most other pistols of its era; the 7.63×25mm Mauser cartridge was the highest velocity commercially manufactured pistol cartridge until the advent of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935. Mauser manufactured approximately 1 million C96 pistols, while the number produced in Spain and China was large but unknown due to the non-existence or poor preservation of production records from those countries.

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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, watches his putt on the ninth hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, hits from the fairway on the ninth hole during a practice round at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, signs autographs after a practice round at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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FILE- In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 file photo, people sunbathe at the Barceloneta beach in Barcelona, Spain. Spain continues to break tourism records, with the number of tourists visiting the country up 12 percent in the first six months of the year. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

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Spain's Carlota Ciganda hits out of a sand trap on the 15th hole during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament Friday, July 14, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Spanish King Felipe VI ride in a state carriage in central London on Wednesday July 12, 2017. The King and Queen of Spain are on a three day State Visit to Britain (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, Inaki Urdangarin, husband to Spain's Princess Cristina, as he leaves a courthouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Urdangarin was sentenced earlier 2017 to six years and three months in prison for fraud and tax evasion, and a prosecutor is asking Monday July 3, 2017, for Spain's Supreme Court to increase the sentence handed down to the brother-in-law of King Felipe. (AP Photo/Joan Llado, FILE)

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A firefighter works to put out a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain, Sunday June 25, 2017. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of some 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alberto Diaz)

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Civil Defence officers lead horses to safely from a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain, Sunday June 25, 2017. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of some 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alberto Diaz)

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Police and Civil Guards look towards a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain, Sunday June 25, 2017. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of some 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alberto Diaz)

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A sign indicating the beach for the Parador Hotel sits in a burned out area after a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain, Sunday June 25, 2017. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of about 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alberto Diaz)

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A military police officer stands by his motorcycle next to flames from a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain, Sunday June 25, 2017. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of around 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alberto Diaz)

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In this image supplied by INFOCA and taken Saturday June 24, 2017, a forest fire blazes in the Moguer area in southern Spain. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (INFOCA via AP)

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In this image supplied by INFOCA and taken Saturday June 24, 2017, a forest fire blazes in the Moguer area in southern Spain. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. (INFOCA via AP)

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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, reacts after putting on the ninth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Sergio Garcia, of Spain, hits a drive on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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