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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, center, addresses the media following a conference with his party members and few candidates in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's leading presidential candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, announced temporary truce, agreeing to allow ballot recount Sunday in provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for almost a month.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands during an At Home reception organised on the occasion of 70th Republic Day, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and MP Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia after casting vote during the presidential election at the Parliament House

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Army personnel fixing loud-speaker at a pole as preparations are underway for the swearing-in ceremony of the President, in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, the Returning Officer for the election to the office of President, presenting the victory certificate to Ram Nath Kovind after he was elected as the 14th President of India, in New Delhi.

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BJP workers celebrate NDA's presidential cadidate, Ram Nath Kovind's victory, in Mumbai.

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People dance as they celebrate the victory of Ram Nath Kovind in the President election, at his ancestral village in Kanpur.

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Artist Jagmohan Kanojia displays a picture of newly elected President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, pasted on a mini kite inside a bulb, in Amritsar.

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BJP supporters celebrate with colours & sweets after Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the next President of India, in Bikaner.

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Ram Nath Kovind gestures before the media after being elected as the 14th President of India, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah congratulates Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the 14th President of India, in New Delhi.

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Delhi BJP scheduled caste morcha workers celebrates Ram Nath Kovind's win as 14th President of Inda, in New Delhi.

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Newly elected president Ram Nath Kovind with his family members during a felicitation programme, in New Delhi.

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Newly elected president Ram Nath Kovind with his family members during a felicitation programme, in New Delhi.

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Newly elected president Ram Nath Kovind during a felicitation programme, in New Delhi.

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Newly elected president Ram Nath Kovind receives a turban from BJP leader and minister Ananath Kumar during a felicitation programme, in New Delhi.

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Newly elected president Ram Nath Kovind receives greetings from Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, in New Delhi.

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Counting of the ballot for the Presidential Poll in New Delhi.

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BJP supporters performing 'Dudh Abhishek' on the bank of Ganga river for victory of NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and vice-presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu, in Patna.

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Anoop Mishra, Returning Officer & Secretary General, Lok Sabha addressing a press briefing after the polling for the Presidential elections at Parliament house in New Delhi.

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Security personnel arrive at Parliament during Election of the President in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan casts her vote during Presidential election 2017, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with presidential candidate Meira Kumar and vice-presidential candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi after the UPA meeting in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders arrives for a UPA meeting to welcome their presidential and vice-presidential candidates, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with presidential candidate Meira Kumar and vice-presidential candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi after the UPA meeting in New Delhi.

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UPA leaders arrive for a meeting to welcome their presidential and vice-presidential candidates, in New Delhi.

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NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind arrives for NDA meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and BJP Senior leader LK Advani at NDA meeting, in New Delhi.

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Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, senior leader LK Advani and other leaders at an NDA meeting in New Delhi.

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MLA and MPs stand in a queue to cast their vote during Presidential election 2017 at West Bengal Legislative Assembly, in Kolkata.

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Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi casting his vote in the Presidential Election, in New Delhi.

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi casting her vote in the Presidential Election, in New Delhi.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar casts his vote during Presidential election, in Agartala.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje casts her vote at Rajasthan Assembly during the Presidential election 2017, in Jaipur.

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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh casts his vote during Presidential elections at Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh.

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam casts his for the Presidential election 2017, at State Secretariat in Chennai.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with Speaker Sita Saran Sharma after casting their votes for Presidential election, at State Assembly in Bhopal.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami casts his vote for the Presidential election 2017, at State Secretariat in Chennai.

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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah casts his vote for Presidential election in Bengaluru.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh casts his vote during Presidential election at Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, in Shimla.

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav casts his vote for Presidential election at Bihar Vidhan Sabha, in Patna.

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Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy at Parliament House as he arrives to cast vote in the Presidential Election, in New Delhi.

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RJD Rajya Sabha MP, Misa Bharti with with Samajwadi Party MPs Dimple Yadav and Dharmendra Yadav arrives to cast vote in the Presidential Election, in New Delhi.

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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, centre, holds hand of Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani, left, and national Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, right, during president election at the parliament house, in New Delhi.

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi with party Vice president Rahul Gandhi arrives to cast vote in the Presidential Election, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah shows victory sign after casting his vote during president election at the parliament house in New Delhi.

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MPs at parliament house prior to voting for India's new president, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi casting his vote in the Presidential Election, in New Delhi.

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A ballot box prior to voting for India's new president at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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UPAs presidential candidate Meira Kumar meets with BSP supremo Mayawati at her residence, in Lucknow.

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UPAs presidential candidate Meira Kumar meets with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav at the party office, in Lucknow.

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UPA Presidential candidate Meira Kumar addressing a press conference at Congress party office, in Lucknow. Congress leaders Raj Babbar and Pramod Tiwari are also seen.

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NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind with Health Minister JP Nadda, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and others during a meeting with BJD MPs and MLAs at Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar as part of his campaign for Presidential election.

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Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik greets NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind at a meeting at Odisha assembly in Bhubaneswar. Kovind visited Odisha to meet BJD and BJP legislators as part of his campaign ahead of the Presidential election. Union Minister J P nadda also seen in the photo.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar being welcomed by Congress party workers on her arrival at PCC headquarters, in Bhopal.

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NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind being welcomed by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on his arrival for the campaigning, at CM house in Jaipur.

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NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind with Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu at Parwanoo in Solan district.

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NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind being presented with a bouquet by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das during his campaigning, in Ranchi.

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NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind arriving in Jharkhand for the campaigning, in Ranchi. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and MoS for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha are also seen.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar addressing the media person at PCC office in Jaipur as part of her presidential poll campaign.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar meets with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and other Congress legislators in Shimla as part of her campaign for presidential poll.

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BJP presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind being felicitated in Hyderabad by Telangana TDP MLAs union. Information Minister Venkaiah Naidu is also seen.

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BJP Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind being felicitated by YS congress president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in Hyderabad. Also seen are Union minister Venkaiah Naidu.

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West Bengal Pradesh Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury felicitates UPA's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar at West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata, during her campaign for upcoming Presidential Poll.

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BJP Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at a meeting, in Hyderabad.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu presents a memento to NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

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UPA's presidential candidate Meira Kumar holds a sword presented to her by TPCC leaders at a meeting as a part of her campaign for the presidential poll, at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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UPA presidential candidate and former speaker Meira Kumar being greeted by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy during her visit for the campaigning of President Election in Thiruvananthapuram.

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UPA President candidate Meira Kumar being welcomed by DMK working president MK Stalin and his sister Kanimozhi MP during her visit for the campaigning of President Election, in Chennai.

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Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar tries her hand on a spinning wheel during her visit to Gandhi Ashram, in Ahmedabad.

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NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind raises hands with the former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar during a programme as part of his campaign for the presidential election in Chandigarh.

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NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind being greeted by the former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Haryana BJP State President Subhash Barala during a programme as part of his campaign for the presidential election in Panchkula.

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NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind being presented a sword by the former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal look on, during a programme as part of his campaign for the presidential election in Chandigarh.

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Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, accompanied by YSR Congress Party's Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ananth Kumar, filing another set of nomination papers on behalf of the NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar during filing her nomination papers, in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar filing her nomination papers in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders from Opposition parties, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders from Opposition parties, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, the Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders from Opposition parties, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Meira Kumar, the Congress-led Opposition nominee for presidential election with husband Manjul Kumar, at Parliament before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Presidential candidate Meira Kumar with husband Manjul Kumar, pays homage at the Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, before filing her nominations, in New Delhi.

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Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar greets the media as she arrives for the press conference in New Delhi.

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Former Lok sabha speaker and Opposition's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Former Lok sabha speaker and Opposition's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar with Randeep Surjewala during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Former Lok sabha speaker and Opposition's Presidential Candidate Meira Kumar gestures during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind being greeted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his official residence, in Lucknow.

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NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind being greeted by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao during an NDA meeting at Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Ram Nath Kovind filing nomination papers for the Presidential election, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries, at the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind addressing the media after filing nomination papers for the Presidential election at Parliament in New Delhi. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi are also seen.

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NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind meets BJP senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi at his residence in New Delhi.

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BJP's presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind meets senior party leader LK Advani at his residence, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP senior leader LK Advani and other NDA leaders coming out of Parliament library to file nomination papers of NDAs presidential candidate, in New Delhi.

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NDA's nominee for presidential election 2017 Ram Nath Kovind arrives at the Parliament House complex, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP senior leader LK Advani and other NDA leaders to file nomination papers, in New Delhi.

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NDA's nominee for presidential election 2017 Ram Nath Kovind (3rd L) arrives at the Parliament House complex, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP senior leader LK Advani, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, BJP chief Amit Shah and other NDA leaders to file nomination papers, in New Delhi.

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NDA's nominee for presidential election 2017 Ram Nath Kovind (3rd L) arrives at the Parliament House complex, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP senior leader LK Advani, former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal (second R) BJP chief Amit Shah (R) and other NDA leaders to file nomination papers, in New Delhi.

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NDA's nominee for presidential election 2017 Ram Nath Kovind at the Parliament House library, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and NDA leaders to file nomination papers, in New Delhi.

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NDA's nominee for presidential election 2017 Ram Nath Kovind at the Parliament House library, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah during NDA meeting before file nomination papers, in New Delhi.

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NDA's nominee for presidential election 2017 Ram Nath Kovind, right, receives a bouquet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) as BJP chief Amit Shah (L) looks on during NDA meeting before file nomination papers.

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Opposition leaders, after announcing their presidential choice

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Ram Nath Kovind, the ruling BJP’s presidential nominee

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