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In Pictures: A new first minister

Alex Salmond outside Scottish Parliament

Alex Salmond arrives at the Scottish Parliament building ahead of the vote for Scotland's new first minister.

Robert Salmond

Mr Salmond's father Robert arrives at Holyrood carrying an umbrella against the day's downpours.

Jack McConnell watching Alex Salmond

Labour leader Jack McConnell watches as SNP leader Alex Salmond takes his seat ahead of the vote for first minister.

Alex Salmond

The pressure seems to be mounting as Alex Salmond waits for the results.

Alex Salmond celebrating with Nicola Sturgeon

Alex Salmond and SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon share a smile as the results come in.

Alex Salmond celebrating with Nicola Sturgeon

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon celebrate with a kiss inside Holyrood.

Alex Salmond

Scotland's new first minister celebrates with a raised hand.

Alex Salmond and wife Moira Salmond

Alex Salmond and his wife Moira face the press and saltire flags outside Holyrood.

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