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Maduro sworn in as Venezuela's president, urges dialogue

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Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as president of Venezuela on Friday, replacing the late Hugo Chavez and calling for dialogue with the opposition to build a better country "for everyone, by everyone." 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro clenches his fist as he enters to the National Assembly before the Presidential inauguration in Caracas on April 19, 2013. Maduro was sworn in as president of Venezuela on Friday, taking the oath of office in the memory of the late Hugo Chavez to cheers in the National Assembly.

To cheers in the National Assembly, Maduro dedicated his oath of office to "the eternal memory of the supreme commander" Chavez, who dominated this oil-rich South American country for 14 years until dying from cancer in March.

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