An 84-year-old Malaysian state sultan has been sworn in as the country's new king. Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah became the oldest constitutional monarch in the Southeast Asian nation's history.
Malaysia's new King Sultan Abdul Halim, front, and Queen Haminah step down from the dais after a welcoming ceremony at the Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. The 84-year-old sultan became the oldest constitutional monarch in this Southeast Asian nation's history. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)