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In PIX: President Pranab goes to office

Last updated on: July 25, 2012 16:31 IST

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President, Pranab Mukherjee with the outgoing President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on his way to Rashtrapati Bhavan riding the traditional 'Buggi' after the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday became the 13th President of India capping a five-decade career that saw him play significant roles in government, Parliament and party.

Mukherjee, 76, was administered the oath of office to "preserve, protect and defend the constitution and law" by Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia at an impressive ceremony in the historic Central Hall of Parliament.

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The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee being congratulated by Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat and the outgoing President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan on his arrival, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

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The President, Pranab Mukherjee signing the register at the President's office at Rashtrapati Bhavan, on his arrival from Parliament house after the swearing-in ceremony.

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President Pranab Mukherjee inspecting the Guard of Honour after the swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi.

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India's newly elected President Pranab Mukherjee inspects a guard of honour at India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.


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