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Myanmar's 'double act' takes off with presidential inauguration

Myanmar military officers, who occupy 25% of seats in the national parliament, sign in for the swearing-in ceremony of the National League for Democracy-led government in Naypyitaw on March 30. (Photo: Steve Tickner)

NAYPYITAW -- Myanmar ushered in a new era with a historic transition on Wednesday from a military-backed administration to a mainly civilian government led by Htin Kyaw, the "proxy president" handpicked by Aung San Suu Kyi to be the first civilian leader in 54 years.

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