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19:25 - 2009-08-05

Ahmadinejad Sworn in as Iran's President

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President Ahmadinejad entering the parliament building
President Ahmadinejad entering the parliament building
Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi readies to deliver a speech
Judiciary Chief addressing the ceremony
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani addressing President Ahmadinejad's swearing-in ceremony
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad taking oath of office for his second four-year term
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad taking oath of office for his second four-year term
President Ahmadinejad following his address to participants
President Ahmadinejad following his address to participants
Judiciary Chief Hashemi Shahroudi congratulates President Ahmadinejad on the official start of his second term in office
Judiciary Chief Hashemi Shahroudi congratulates President Ahmadinejad on the official start of his second term in office
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressing participants in his swearing-in ceremony
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressing participants in his swearing-in ceremony
President Ahmadinejad read his swearing-in statement to parliament deputies based on Article 121 of Iran's Constitution in a special ceremony held in the parliament on Wednesday morning.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's swearing-in ceremony
"I, as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, swear before the holy Koran and the Iranian nation and God to be the guardian of the official religion, the Islamic Republic and the Constitution," Ahmadinejad pledged based on his swearing-in statement.
According to article 188 of Iranian parliament's internal regulations, the president will be given two weeks to introduce his cabinet of ministers as well as the government agenda to the parliament for approval.
Hundreds of senior political figures and military officials as well as foreign ambassadors and representatives to Iran attended the oath-taking ceremony.
President Ahmadinejad leaving the stand after taking oath of office
President Ahmadinejad leaving the stand after taking oath of office
Parliament members speaking with President following the ceremony
Foreign guests attending President Ahmadinejad's swearing-in ceremony
Former Vice-President Esfandiyar Rahim-Mashayee
Former Interior Minister Ali Kordan at President Ahmadinejad's swearing-in ceremony
FNA Managing Director Hamid-Reza Moqaddam-Far and manager of the Persian-language daily, IRAN, at President Ahmadinejad's swearing-in ceremony