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Martin Walsh waved after he was sworn in.
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Martin Walsh was sworn in as mayor of Boston as his mother, Mary Walsh, and longtime girlfriend Lorrie Higgins looked on.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Governor Deval Patrick applauded.
Members of the audience listened during Walsh's inauguration speech.
Walsh and Higgins shared a smile after he was sworn in.
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William Evans, acting commissioner of the Boston Police Department, watched the ceremony.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma played at the inauguration.
Yo-Yo Ma had a few quick words for Martin Walsh before Walsh was sworn in as mayor.
Mayor Walsh waved after his inauguration ceremony at Boston College’s Conte Forum.
Former mayoral candidates Charlotte Golar Richie and John Connolly embraced before the start of the ceremony.
Mayor Walsh waved during the ceremony.
Senator Warren spoke at the inauguration.
"Today, we are sworn in together," Walsh said. "Together, we are committing to do all we can for the city we love."
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Mayor Menino left keys to the mayor's office next to a letter for Walsh on the mayor's desk.
Governor Patrick spoke at the inauguration.
Martin Walsh gave a thumbs up during his inauguration ceremony.
Walsh was welcomed to the stage before being sworn in as mayor of Boston.
Senator Warren's eight-year-old granddaughter, Lavinia Tyagi of Los Angeles, bided her time before the inauguration.
Walsh becomes Boston's 48th mayor.
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