The Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been sworn in for a second term in office.
During her inaugural speech, Ms Rousseff, vowed to extend social welfare programmes that have lifted millions out of poverty.
She also promised to investigate a major corruption scandal involving state-run oil company Petrobras.
Ms Rousseff, was re-elected by a narrow margin in a run-off vote late last year.
Thousands of Ms Rousseff’s supporters turned up for the ceremony in the capital, Brasilia.
Many of her supporters were seen wearing the red colour of Ms Rousseff’s Workers’ Party (PT), which has been in power since 2003.
While most of the country woke up drowsy after the New Year celebrations, Brazil’s capital rose early to prepare for the solemn inaugural events that launched President Dilma Rousseff into the start of her second term.
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