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WASHINGTON (AP) - Marion Barry has been sworn into elective office in the District of Columbia for the 10th time.

The former four-term mayor took the oath of office Wednesday for his third consecutive term representing the poorest of the district's wards on the D.C. Council. Barry will be 80 years old when his term ends.

In his remarks Wednesday, Barry touched on his impoverished childhood in the segregated South and credited hard work and faith for his accomplishments. He says his leadership has touched every corner of the city.

Barry won a fourth term as mayor in 1994 after serving 6 months in prison for drug possession. His current stint on the council began in 2004. He's also won two other elections to the council and one to the city school board.

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