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Photos: France's new president

Updated 1938 GMT (0338 HKT) May 15, 2012
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French President Francois Hollande pays his respects after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Tuesday, May 15. AFP/Getty Images
A special police unit sniper stands guard on a roof during Tuesday's investiture ceremony. AFP/Getty Images
During the ceremony, Hollande received the necklace of the Great Master of the Order of the Legion of Honor. AFP/Getty Images
Hollande reviews the troops after officially becoming France's new president at the Élysée Palace. Getty Images
Hollande speaks during the handover ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris. AFP/Getty Images
Hollande parades down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées flanked by the Republican Guard. AFP/Getty Images
Hollande greets supporters along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. AFP/Getty Images
Outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, welcomes his successor at the Élysée Palace. AFP/Getty Images
Hollande is flanked by his companion, Valerie Trierweiler, and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe as he arrives to deliver a speech at Paris' town hall. AFP/Getty Images
Hollande waves to the crowd from his car outside the Tuileries Garden in Paris. AFP/Getty Images
Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni leave the Élysée Palace after Hollande's investiture. Getty Images
The French president's nuclear satchel is carried through the Élysée Palace. AFP/Getty Images
Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, leave the Élysée Palace. AFP/Getty Images