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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa paying obeisance at the Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar (with delegation), meets Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao meeting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Colombo.

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Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil Hindus put a turban on President Mahinda Rajapaksa's head during celebrations to mark "Pongal", the Tamil harvesting festival in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomes External Affairs Minister S M Krishna for a meeting in Colombo.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, right, greets the audience as his three sons and wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa look on during his swearing-in-ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa was sworn in Friday for a second six-year term, but political opponents who accuse him of manipulating the vote to ensure his re-election boycotted the ceremony.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, arrives for his swearing-in-ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa was sworn in Friday for a second six-year term, but political opponents who accuse him of manipulating the vote to ensure his re-election boycotted the ceremony.

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From left to right, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Indian Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Britain's Prince Edward stand for the Indian national anthem during the closing ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, addresses the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters.

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A Sri Lankan boy supporting President Mahinda Rajapaksha holds his poster as they rally around the parliament complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Parliament began debating a controversial amendment to the country's constitution that would allow Rajapaksa to hold unlimited number of terms, a move critics say could lead to a dictatorship.

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Sri Lankan government supporters carry portraits of President Mahinda Rajapaksha as they rally around the parliament complex in Colombo. Sri Lanka's Parliament began debating a controversial amendment to the country's constitution that would allow Rajapaksa to hold unlimited number of terms, a move critics say could lead to a dictatorship.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa alights from an Indian Air Force helicopter upon his arrival in Shimla. Rajapaksa is on a four-day visit to India.

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President Pratibha Patil shakes hand with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as his wife and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh look on at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi0. Rajapaksa is in the country on a four-day long official visit.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi being received by Minister of State for External Affairs Praneet Kaur on their arrival in New Delhi. On his first visit after re-election as President after defeating the LTTE using controversial methods, rehabilitation of the displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka and the devolution issue are expected to figure in his talks with Indian leaders.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa being received by Minister of State for External Affairs Praneet Kaur on their arrival in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Tamil activists belonging to Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam hold placards in Chennai as they protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to India.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse and actor Anupam Kher pose for photographs after Rajapakse presented an award to Kher at a business promotion meeting during the ongoing three-day IIFA, festivities, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Bachchan greets Mahinda and Shiranthi Rajapaksa as former Miss Sri Lanka Jacqueline Fernandez looks on.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, greets an elderly woman supporter near Hambantota, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans faced a clear choice in parliamentary elections between further strengthening the president's hand in deciding the nation's postwar fate or trying to check his power.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves after casting his vote for parliamentary elections in his home town village Madamulana, 225 kilometers (140 miles) from south of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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A Sri Lankan army soldier stands guard against torn election posters in Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's hometown village, Madamulana, 225 kilometers (140 miles) from south of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans voted on Thursday for a new Parliament, with Rajapaksa looking to consolidate his political dominance after winning re-election in January and then detaining his chief rival.

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A Sri Lankan auto rickshaw driver waits for customers beside election posters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's United People's Freedon Alliance in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa laughs as his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa looks on during the 62nd Independence Day celebrations in Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's photograph is seen pasted on a supporter's forehead, in Colombo. Riding high on his battlefield victory against the Tamil Tiger rebels and his landslide re-election, Rajapaksa appears under little pressure to tackle the deep ethnic tensions that fueled a generation of conflict here.

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Former Sri Lankan Army chief and the opposition presidential candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka, speaks during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Fonseka has accused Rajapakse of using the state media to attack him, misappropriating public funds for his campaign and preventing displaced Tamils from voting.

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A Sri Lankan newspaper vendor awaits customers as the news of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapkse's victory is seen on a newspaper, at a road side newspaper stall in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he reacts to a question raised by a journalist during a media briefing at his office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rajapske today emerged victorious in the bitterly-fought first post-LTTE era Presidential elections against former army chief Sarath Fonseka by securing 58.8 percent of the total ballots cast while Fonseka secured 40.8 per cent, sources in the President's office said.

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Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse waves to supporters as he leaves the election office after handing over his nomination papers in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa shakes hands with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee during their meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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A giant hoarding of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen as people travel past it in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With the defeat of the Tamil Tigers, many Sri Lankans say they no longer live in terror of the next blast, a welcome change after more than two decades of suicide attacks by the rebels. The United Nations estimates 80,000 to 100,000 people have died since the civil war began more than a quarter century ago. Among the victims were civilians killed in attacks in markets and department stores, on trains and buses.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa shakes hands with India's National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan as Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon, left, looks on during their meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also seen is Basil Rajapaksa, a lawmaker and the president's brother. Aid groups and the U.N. appealed to be allowed to survey the aftermath of the final battle of Sri Lanka's civil war and pushed for unfettered access to some 280,000 Tamils displaced from the former combat zone.

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Activists of Tamil youth organisation, Vizhithezhu, beating a poster of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a protest in Mumbai.

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Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse inspects the military hardware used by the Tamil Tigers during a visit to newly liberated areas from Tamil Tiger rebels in Killinochchi, Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa visited the rebels' former administrative capital for the first time since the government captured Kilinochchi on Jan. 2, 2009.

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