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Iran's Rowhani takes office with vow to rescue economy

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Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani assumed Iran's presidency on Saturday promising to work to lift punishing international sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic over its controversial nuclear programme. 

Iran's new President Hassan Rowhani is seen on his first official day in office in Tehran on August 3, 2013. Rowhani assumed Iran's presidency on Saturday promising to work to lift punishing international sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic over its controversial nuclear programme.

Rowhani, 64, officially became the Islamic republic's seventh president after receiving a formal endorsement from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a Tehran ceremony.

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