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Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro sworn in as president

Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as the new president of Venezuela, after Sunday's closely-fought presidential elections.

The ceremony was interrupted when a protester ran onto the stage and grabbed Maduro's microphone.

The election result has underlined deep divisions in the country, with supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles demanding a full recount of last Sunday's poll.

Venezuela's electoral authority has announced it will carry out a full audit of electronic votes cast.

Will Grant reports from Caracas.