Belgium's King Philippe takes the oath at the Palace of the Nation in Brussels on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Philippe has taken the oath before parliament to become Belgium's seventh king after his father... more 
Belgium's King Philippe takes the oath at the Palace of the Nation in Brussels on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Philippe has taken the oath before parliament to become Belgium's seventh king after his father Albert II abdicated as the head of this fractured nation. Earlier Sunday, the 79-year-old Albert signed away his rights as the kingdom's largely ceremonial ruler at the royal palace in the presence of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, who holds the political power in this 183-year-old parliamentary democracy. (AP Photo/Bruno Fahy) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bruno Fahy
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 10:57 AM EDT