Colorful Rally Marks Argentine President’s Exit From Power

Thousands of followers of President Cristina Fernandez turned up to bid her farewell after 8 years in office. She will be replaced by Mauricio Macri.

. Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, waves to supporters after giving her final speech during a rally at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, on Dec. 9 2015.

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. People march towards the farewell rally.

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. Supporters waving flags head towards the rally.

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. Supporters of the president gesture in her support.

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. The president gestures to her supporters.

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. President Fernandez (R) and her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales unveil a figure of her late husband, Argentine President Nestor Kirchner.

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. A supporter of the president holds a flag with a picture of her and her late husband, and former President, Nestor Kirchner.

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. A woman follows the proceedings.

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. Thousands turned up to bid farewell to the outgoing president.

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. People demonstrate with signs reading "Thank you" and "We are all Cristina" during the rally.

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. A supporter with the Argentine flag painted on her face chants during the rally.

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. A supporter is seen with his dog.

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. President Fernandez embraces her son Maximo Kirchner.

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. A child is seen among the crowd at the rally.

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. Argentina's President-elect Mauricio Macri hands over a cane to incoming Buenos Aires' City Mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta (R), in Buenos Aires. Macri's victory in a run-off last month brought to an end 12 years of leftist populism under the outgoing president and her late husband.

His first day in office is today, Thursday, Dec. 10.

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. President Fernandez (C), addresses her supporters.

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