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Brazil's leader sworn in for 2nd term

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 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been sworn in for her second term.

   Rousseff immediately faces tough challenges after taking the oath of office before congress on Thursday.

   She must spark a moribund economy that's seen paltry growth since she first took office in 2011.

   She also has to deal with a rapidly expanding scandal over a kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras, with allegations bribes made their way into her Workers' Party campaign coffers and those of allied parties.

   The left-leaning Rousseff was re-elected in October in a tight race against a more conservative rival.

   It's the seventh consecutive time a directly elected president has started a term in office -- something the country hasn't seen in nearly a century.

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