Spain's King Juan Carlos I received on Wednesday a copy of a book of photographs published by Agencia EFE to mark the monarch's 75th birthday.

The volume, "75 Years, 75 Photos," was presented to the king by EFE President Jose Antonio Vera at the head of a delegation of executives and journalists from Spain's international news agency.

Filled with images painstakingly selected from EFE's 20,000 photographs of the king, the book documents important moments in Juan Carlos' life and reign.

Vera took the opportunity of the audience at Zarzuela palace to convey to Juan Carlos the "recognition and affection" of EFE workers for his "75 years of dedication to Spain."

"Since you ascended to the throne, there was always an EFE journalist and photographer at your side, it will continue being that way," Vera said to the king.

The monarch greeted each of the 11 members of the EFE delegation individually and posed for photos with the group.

Vera was accompanied to the palace by EFE Managing Director Ignacio Sanz, editorial director Maria Luisa Azpiazu and department heads Ana Vaca de Osma, Pilar Zaragüeta and Carmen Planelles.

Also present were the respective chiefs of photos and photo archive, Angel Diaz and Paloma Puente, veteran photojournalist Manuel Hernandez de Leon and EFE royal palace correspondents Ramiro Fuente and Antonio del Rey.

BBVA, La Caixa, Endesa, Gas Natural Fenosa, Iberdrola, Inditex, Mercadona, Repsol, Banco Santander and Telefonica collaborated with Agencia Efe in the publication of "75 Years, 75 Photos." EFE