Hamid Karzai sworn in as Afghan President

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Hamid Karzai sworn in as Afghan President
Kabul, Nov 19: Hamid Karzai has been sworn in for a second five-year term as Afghanistan's president on Thursday, Nov 19.

"I swear that I will obey and safeguard the sacred religion of Islam," Karzai said as he stood at the front of the presidential palace with his hand on a Koran.

He pledged to implement the constitution, defend Afghanistan's territorial integrity and independence and improve the lives of ordinary Afghans.

Karzai, who was named president after a fraud-tainted election on Aug 20, took the oath of office at the presidential palace in central Kabul in front of 800 guests, including 300 foreign dignitaries.

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