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Mali's Keita inaugurated as country celebrates return to civilian rule

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: After more than a year of political turmoil, Mali celebrated the inauguration of its new democratically elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Thursday with dancers and military marches. Various heads of state - from Chad's leader Idriss Deby to French President Francois Hollande - arrived in the capital Bamako for the occasion. Keita, who is known by his initials IBK, was elected in the presidential polls in August. After his landslide win in last month's runoff, IBK has said national reconciliation is his government's highest priority. "To all the ones who have experienced horror, the nightmares of our recent history, I want to promise this will never happen again," he told a large crowd on Thursday. Keita was officially sworn in on September 4 at a smaller event, but Thursday's celebration at March 26 Stadium was a more lively affair. The country was plunged into chaos last year after a coup, and

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