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Canadians gather at Rideau Hall to watch Justin Trudeau usher in a new era in this country’s politics with a cabinet that is peppered with rookie politicians, reflective of the country’s ethnic diversity, and composed of more women than ever before.

Members of the public wait on the grounds of Rideau Hall before the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau in Ottawa.

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Margaret Trudeau and her grandson Hadrien stand outside Rideau Hall waiting for the swearing-in of her son Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau in Ottawa.

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A woman wears campaign buttons with the image of Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau before his swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Back in 1968 Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (second from left) wearing dark glasses, also walked up the hill with members of his new cabinet for swearing in ceremonies at Government House in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and the Members of Parliament who will comprise his cabinet arrive at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Members of Parliament who will comprise his cabinet arrive at Rideau Hall for a swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa.

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Jean Marchand (left) and Jean Chretien chat at Government House in Ottawa on Saturday July 7, 1968 as they wait for the swearing in of Prime Miniter Pierre Elliott Trudeau's new cabinet.

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Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children Ella-Grace, Hadrien and Xavier lead the new Liberal cabinet to Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Margaret Trudeau (L) waits with her grandchildren (L-R) Hadrien, Ella-Grace and Xavier during the arrival of her son, Prime Minister designate Justin Trudeau who is to be sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau leads his cabinet appointees up the drive at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Hadrien Trudeau runs into his father's arms as Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, holding daughter Ella-Grace and their oldest son Xavier arrive at Rideau Hall.

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A youngster wearing a Mountie uniform waits for Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Members of Parliament who will comprise his cabinet to arrive at Rideau Hall for a swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau arrive with his cabinet before his swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children Xavier and Ella-Grace arrive at Rideau Hall for a swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children Xavier and Ella-Grace arrive at Rideau Hall for a swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa.

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Governor General David Johnston shares a laugh with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he was sworn in as prime minister at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Justin Trudeau takes the oath of office as he is sworn in as Prime Minister at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's son Xavier, second from left, looks at his grandmother Margaret's reaction as the new Liberal prime minister stands before his cabinet with Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall.

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Former Canadian governor-general Michaelle Jean laughs at the swearing-in ceremony for Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau in Ottawa.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien (right to left) wave to a television camera as they wait for their parents to arrive at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Guests look on as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is was sworn in as Prime Minister at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau (R), son Xavier and mother Margaret (L) hold hands before he is sworn-in as Canada's 23rd prime minister during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

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General David Johnston watches Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being sworn-in as Canada's 23rd prime minister during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugs Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna at Rideau Hall.

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Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his cabinet after their swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall.

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Harjit Sajjan is sworn in as defence minister at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his cabinet after their swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall.

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People gather to watch on big screens outside Rideau Hall as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister in Ottawa.

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Canadian Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien walk with his mother Margaret(R) to Rideau Hall with his future cabinet to take part in a swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa.

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