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Paraguay: Following Lugo's Inauguration on Flickr

A former Roman Catholic bishop, Fernando Lugo, was recently sworn in as the new president of Paraguay on August 15. His ascent to power excited those Paraguayans at home, as well as those living abroad. For those unable to be present in the capital city of Asunción to witness the festivities, photos can be found on his official Flickr account.

The effort of documenting Lugo's appearances and activities started during his campaign in January 2008. Now, with nearly 2,500 photographs all under a Creative Commons license, the use of this citizen's media tool will be carried over during his new administration.

In the past few days, photographs of Lugo during his inauguration demonstrated the excitement of the historical event.

At Lugo's inauguration. Photo by Fernando Lugo APC and used under a Creative Commons license.

In addition, photographs with fellow South American heads of state can also be found.

Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and Lugo. Photo by Fernando Lugo APC and used under a Creative Commons license.




Evo Morales of Bolivia and Lugo. Photo by Fernando Lugo APC and used under a Creative Commons license.

Lula da Silva of Brazil and Lugo. Photo by Fernando Lugo APC and used under a Creative Commons license.

Cristina Kirchner of Argentina and Lugo. Photo by Fernando Lugo APC and used under a Creative Commons license.



Rafael Correa of Ecuador and Lugo. Photo by Fernando Lugo APC and used under a Creative Commons license.

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