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Benigno Aquino, Philippine president, second right, is sworn in by Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales, left, at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, the Philippines, on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Aquino, who rose from political outsider to Philippine president in less than a year, takes office today pledging to fight poverty, narrow the budget deficit and refrain from raising taxes in a nation trailing its neighbors in economic growth and international investment. Photographer: Edwin Tuyay/Bloomberg

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