Italy's new prime minister Mario Monti has been sworn in.
The ceremony at the Quirinale Palace took place after Mr Monti presented the details of his new Cabinet.
The line-up contains no politicians, despite reports that representatives of Italy's major parties might be included.
Instead, all the ministers are non-political experts in their fields, the BBC reports.
Mr Monti himself will look after the new economy portfolio - another indication that he regards economic reform as the overwhelming priority of his administration.
Banker Corrado Passera will lead a super ministry of development, infrastructure and transport.
The head of the anti-trust authority Antonio Catricala has been made under-secretary to the prime minister's office.