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Swapping rows within the same pandas dataframe

I’m trying to swap the rows within the same DataFrame in pandas.

I’ve tried running

a = pd.DataFrame(data = [[1,2],[3,4]], index=range(2), columns = ['A', 'B'])
b, c = a.iloc[0], a.iloc[1]
a.iloc[0], a.iloc[1] = c, b

but I just end up with both the rows showing the values for the second row (3,4).

Even the variables b and c are now both assigned to 3 and 4 even though I did not assign them again. Am I doing something wrong?