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Obama starts to build his team

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Barack Obama has begun to put the first building blocks in place for his new administration.

The President-elect started by asking Rahm Emanuel, a former adviser to President Clinton, to be his chief-of-staff.

Meanwhile President Bush has called on his team to help Mr Obama achieve a "seamless transition of power".

Justin Webb reports from Washington.

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