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Janet Yellen takes oath of office as new chair of the US Federal Reserve

She replaces Ben Bernanke and is the first women to ever hold the position

Janet Yellen takes oath of office as new chair of the US Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen is sworn as Federal Reserve Chairman at the Federal Reserve Building on February 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chairman Yellen is replacing Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman. (Getty Images)
Janet Yellen takes oath of office as new chair of the US Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen (R) is sworn as Federal Reserve Chairman by Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo at the Federal Reserve Building on February 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chairman Yellen is replacing Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman. (Getty Images)
Janet Yellen takes oath of office as new chair of the US Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen takes is given the oath of office as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System by Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo (L) on February 3, 2014 at the Eccles Building in Washington, DC. Yellen takes her post as the first female chair of the Fed. At right is Yellen's husband George Akerlof. (Getty Images)
Janet Yellen takes oath of office as new chair of the US Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen (C) shakes hands with Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo after she was sworn in as Federal Reserve Chairman as her husband George Akerlof (R) stands nearby at the Federal Reserve Building on February 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chairman Yellen is replacing Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman. (Getty Images)
Janet Yellen takes oath of office as new chair of the US Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen (R) looks on after being sworn in as Federal Reserve Chairman by Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo at the Federal Reserve Building on February 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chairman Yellen is replacing Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman. (Getty Images)
Janet Yellen takes oath of office as new chair of the US Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen (R) signs an affidavit after taking the oath of office as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo on February 3, 2014 at the Eccles Building in Washington, DC. Yellen takes over as the first female chair of the Fed. NGAN (AFP/Getty Images)