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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Karzai Sworn in As Afghan President

The first popularly elected president in Afghanistan's history got sworn in yesterday. Story here.

In his inaugural address, Karzai said the hopes of ordinary Afghans would drive him during what is likely to be a tough five-year term. He reiterated his main pledges — cracking down on the booming opium trade, disarming militias and lifting living standards.

"We have now left a hard and dark past behind us and today we are opening a new chapter in our history in a spirit of friendship with the international community," Karzai said...

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