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Spanish King Juan Carlos leaves San Jose hospital on April 18, 2012 in Madrid where he was hospitalised after breaking his hip on an African elephant hunting trip, which provoked a scandal at home. Spain's King Juan Carlos, patron of a wildlife charity, faced fire for making an expensive hunting trip to Botswana while his country struggles with a recession. Juan Carlos, 74, had urgent surgery on his hip after breaking it on the visit, which left him recovering in a Madrid hospital. But his condition was overshadowed by rare criticism of him for the reported hunting trip.  AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images) Pierre-Philippe Marcou, AFP / Getty Images