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Bill de Blasio Sworn In As New York City Mayor

The first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades was sworn in Wednesday as the 109th mayor of New York City, replacing Michael Bloomberg.

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De Blasio took the oath of office moments after midnight Wednesday in front of his home in Brooklyn.


Bill de Blasio, right, is sworn in as the mayor of New York City by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, left, while his family watches.

The ceremony was captured on video.

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"This is the beginning of a road we will travel together," the new mayor said after swearing in.

De Blasio's inauguration ceremony will be held at noon Wednesday where he'll be sworn-in again by former President Bill Clinton on the steps of City Hall using a Bible once owned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Jon Passantino is the Los Angeles bureau chief for BuzzFeed News.

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