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It's possible that initializing an anonymous class might throw a checked exception. A throws clause cannot be added to the constructor, because anonymous classes have no named constructers. However, these checked exceptions still need to be caught or declared at some higher level.
For example, the code below has an anonymous class that might throw an exception in its initialization. No throws clause is possible for the anonymous constructor, so the throws class must go elsewhere -- in this case, in the enclosing class's constructor (because this anonymous class is instantiated with the instantiation of the enclosing class).