Alassane Ouattara has been inaugurated as the president of Ivory Coast in the capital, Yamoussoukro, after months of violence and political turmoil.
The ceremony was attended by many African heads of state, as well as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Mr Ouattara thanked the international community for its support and said the will of the people had triumphed.
He said the day represented a “historic moment” for the people of Ivory Coast.
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