1. Chris Wray walking onto stage, audience being greeted
2. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions walks toward podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Sessions, US Attorney General:
"He is committed to the rule of law. He has had time in the Department of Justice and in the private sector as one of the nation's most successful private attorneys. I was impressed, really, that he was without hesitation willing to answer the call to serve his country in this key role."
4. Close of Sessions, Wray shaking hands
5. Various of Wray taking oath of office ++SEPARATED BY BLACK FRAMES++
6. Wide of Wray approaching podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Wray, FBI Director:
"To the men and women of the bureau, I would say this: when we need people to go where others are afraid to tread, when we need people to do the tough work of keeping this place running and running well, when we need people to build bridges with the public and when we need people to face down the darkest and the worst that life has to offer, we turn to you again and again."
8. Wide of Wray at podium
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Wray, FBI Director:
"I want to take a moment to acknowledge those who have come before me. From my seven predecessors: Directors Hoover, Kelly, Webster, Sessions, Freeh, Mueller and Comey. T o the tens of thousands of agents, analysts and staff who dedicated their entire careers to the bureau, each brought their own unique experience, insight and leadership and help build this into the finest law enforcement and National Security Agency in the world."
Chris Wray has been formally installed as the new FBI director.
He replaces James Comey, who was fired in May by President Donald Trump after fewer than four years on the job.
The ceremony at FBI headquarters on Thursday was notable because neither Comey nor Robert Mueller, who preceded him as FBI director, was present.
Mueller is now leading a Justice Department investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. As part of that probe, he and his team of investigators are looking into the circumstances of Comey's firing.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the ceremony.
Wray was a former high-ranking Justice Department official during the George W. Bush administration.