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In pictures: Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in

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Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath of office in a packed stadium in the capital, Harare.
We take a look at pictures of the ceremony and the thousands of people gathered at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
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image captionThe 60,000 capacity stadium was packed with Zimbabweans eager to witness the start of a new era in their country's history
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image captionMr Mnangagwa's swearing-in follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule
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image captionMr Mnangagwa was the former vice-president, who was dismissed earlier this month, leading the army to intervene and force Mr Mugabe to resign
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image captionMr Mnangagwa, who had fled the country, returned from exile on Wednesday 21 November
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image captionThe new president (centre, left) arrived with his wife Auxilia (centre, right).
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image captionMr Mnangagwa has been at the heart of power for 37 years
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image captionArmy chief General Constantino Chiwenga, the man behind the military takeover, watched the ceremony
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image captionMr Mnangagwa is associated by many with some of the worst atrocities committed under Zanu-PF
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image captionIn his speech, he paid tribute to his predecessor, Robert Mugabe
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image captionHe also promised to serve all Zimbabweans, not just members of Zanu-PF
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image captionLeaders from several of Zimbabwe's neighbours were present
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image captionHe is a former minister of defence, and security, and has always enjoyed close ties to the military...
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image captionThe military intervened and forced Mr Mugabe to resign because they wanted to prevented Grace Mugabe from taking power
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image captionThe crowds cheered a 21-gun salute and a flypast
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image captionMany Zimbabweans have welcomed the military intervention to oust Mr Mugabe
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