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South Africa: military aircraft roar overhead after president is sworn in for another term

  • A man dances at the south lawns of the government's Union Building, ahead of the inauguration ceremony of South African President Jacob Zuma, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Zuma will be sworn in later to serve the second term after the country's fifth democratic elections. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    A man dances at the south lawns of the government's Union Building, ahead of the inauguration ceremony of South African President Jacob Zuma, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Zuma will be sworn in later to serve the second term after the country's fifth democratic elections. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer stands at the south lawns of the government's Union Building, ahead of the inauguration ceremony of South African President Jacob Zuma, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Zuma will be sworn in later to serve the second term after the country's fifth democratic elections. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    A police officer stands at the south lawns of the government's Union Building, ahead of the inauguration ceremony of South African President Jacob Zuma, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Zuma will be sworn in later to serve the second term after the country's fifth democratic elections. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toetie Dow, center, leader of the San people, arrives for the inauguration ceremony of South African President Jacob Zuma for his final term at the Union Buildings in Pretoria Saturday, May 24, 2014. South African President Zuma will be inaugurated for a second term following an election victory by the ruling African National Congress. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)

    Toetie Dow, center, leader of the San people, arrives for the inauguration ceremony of South African President Jacob Zuma for his final term at the Union Buildings in Pretoria Saturday, May 24, 2014. South African President Zuma will be inaugurated for a second term following an election victory by the ruling African National Congress. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

South Africa's president has been inaugurated for a second term in a ceremony marked by prayer and air force flyovers.

Leaders from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and other African countries were also in attendance.

President Jacob Zuma took the oath of office on Saturday at the Union Buildings, a government complex in the South African capital of Pretoria. On May 7, the ruling African National Congress won elections, continuing its political dominance since the end of white minority rule 20 years ago.

Those attending the inauguration included President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who was recently in Singapore for medical treatment, and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, whose government, backed by international assistance, is trying to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants.