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Beji Caid Essebsi, puts his hand on the Quran to be sworn in as new Tunisian President during a ceremony at the National Assembly in Tunis, Tunisia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. Tunisia’s new president pledged a rule of reconciliation and consensus as he took his oath Wednesday before the newly elected parliament to complete the country’s democratic transition. The inauguration of Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old political veteran, comes in a year in which Tunisians wrote a new constitution and elected a new parliament and president, ending a transition kicked off by a revolution. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)