Afghanistan Awaits Presidential Inauguration

September 29, 2014 6:12 AM

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Afghans on Monday watched the country's first transition of power since Hamid Karzai became president shortly after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, as a ceremony opened to inaugurate incoming President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai following a long and contentious election campaign.

Ghani Ahmadzai entered the presidential palace wearing a dark black turban popular in the country's south. His electoral challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, who is slated to fill the newly created position of chief executive, sat two seats away, with Karzai anchoring the spot in between.

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