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Willem-Alexander, Dutch King, and Maxima, Dutch Queen with their children (l-r) Catharina-Amalia, Ariane, and Alexia. (AP Photo)

Willem-Alexander becomes new Dutch king

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch king in more than a century Tuesday and pledged to use his ceremonial position as head of state to help steer his country through uncertain economic times.



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