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A landmark day for democracy

Published Jun 06, 2013 01:26pm
Supporters of Pakistan's Premier-elect Nawaz Sharif, celebrate outside parliament in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Supporters of Pakistan's Premier-elect Nawaz Sharif, celebrate outside parliament in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the National Assembly in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the National Assembly in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani lawmakers gather for the selection of the new prime minister at the National Assembly in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani lawmakers gather for the selection of the new prime minister at the National Assembly in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
New Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
New Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Nawaz Sharif (C) observes the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Nawaz Sharif (C) observes the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (L) administers the oath to newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Islamabad  on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (L) administers the oath to newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Islamabad on June 5, 2013. — AFP Photo
Supporters of Pakistan's newly elected Prime  Minister Nawaz Sharif exchange sweets to celebrate in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. — AP Photo
Supporters of Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif exchange sweets to celebrate in Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. — AP Photo

June 5th, 2013, marked a landmark day for Pakistan's democracy as Nawaz Sharif took the oath of Prime Minister and the turnover between two elected governments was formally completed.