In this photo released by the Belgian prime ministers office, Belgium's King Philippe, left, and Queen Mathilde, right, hold their hands up together for the crowd from the balcony of the royal palace ... more 
In this photo released by the Belgian prime ministers office, Belgium's King Philippe, left, and Queen Mathilde, right, hold their hands up together for the crowd from the balcony of the royal palace 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/Belgium Prime Ministers Office, HO) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Belgium Prime Ministers Office, HO
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 10:57 AM EDT