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Photostream : Dilma Rousseff Sworn-In as Brazil's First Woman President

Newly sworn-in Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) waves as she parades atop of a Rolls Royce vehicle beside her daughter Paula after receiving the presidential sash at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on January 1, 2011. Rousseff, who beat opposition candidate Jose Serra in a run-off election last October with 56% of the votes, has become the South American nation's first female president. (Photo by MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and her Vice President Michel Temer walk up the ramp to Planalto Palace after bidding farewell to outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia, January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Newly sworn-in Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) receives the presidential sash from outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, 1 Jan 2011. As reported by the Voice of America, Dilma Rousseff took the oath of office Saturday during a ceremony in the capital of Brasilia, taking over from her highly popular political mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known to many as "Lula." Ms. Rousseff served as his chief of staff for five years and, in her first speech to Congress, she promised to continue many of the former president's economic and social welfare programs. Under Mr. da Silva, Brazil emerged as one of the world's major economies, along with Russia, India and China. It is estimated that 30 million people joined the middle class during his eight-year presidency.

Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff (2-L), her vice president Michel Temer (L), outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2-R) and his wife Marisa Leticia (R) walks to the stage to transfer the presidential band at Planalto Palace during the inauguration ceremony in Brasilia, on January 1, 2011. (Photo byMAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) greets Colombia's President Juan Manual Santos as her Vice President Michel Temer stands with them, during a reception at Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff poses with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a reception after she was sworn in to office, in Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a reception after she was sworn into office, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff talks with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a reception after she was sworn in to office, in Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Portugal's Prime Minister Jose Socrates (L) speaks with Spain's Prince Felipe (2nd L), Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (R) and El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes during a reception for Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (3rd L, facing camera) embraces former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as Vice President Michel Temer (2nd R, facing camera) embraces Lula's wife Marisa Leticia, as Lula da Silva leaves Planalto Palace, in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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Photostream : Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez meets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L), Chilean President Sebastian Pinera (2nd R) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, during a reception for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, second left, shakes hands with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, right, next to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and Chile's President Sebastian Pinera during the inauguration ceremony of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, unseen, at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L), Chilean President Sebastian Pinera (2nd R) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, during a reception for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, speaks with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez during the swearing-in ceremony of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, unseen, at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The man at center is unidentified. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

 
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Photostream : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Brazil

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, poses for photos with Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a meeting at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Abbas is on a three-day official visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres).

Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as she enters Congress to be sworn in as successor to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A boy photographs Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, during a ceremony to set the corner stone of the future Palestinian Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Abbas is on a three-day official visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

In this handout provided by the Palestinian Press Office, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone for the building of the Palestinian Embassy on December 31, 2010 in Brasilia, Brazil. This act is seen as symbolic of a general movement in South America to recognise the Palestinian state. It has however received sharp criticism from the United States lawmakers and Israel. Doves were released during the ceremony to represent peace. (Photo by Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images)

 
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