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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 18 January 2019

Watch: Jair Bolsonaro's wife Michelle gives speech in sign language

She signed for almost three minutes in front of thousands of people

New Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro addressed his nation after being sworn - but it was his wife, Michelle, who stole the show.

The 38-year-old gave her first speech as First Lady in sign language, with a great reaction from the thousands in the crowd.

Mr Bolsonaro meanwhile plans to realign Brazil internationally, moving away from developing-nation allies and closer to the policies of Western leaders, particularly US President Donald Trump, who sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to his inauguration.

Mr Trump congratulated Bolsonaro in a Twitter message, writing "The USA is with you".

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