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Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate

July 22, 2012, 2:32 pm
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • The counting of votes for the Presidential election had begun at 11 am on Sunday July 22, 2012.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was confident of its candidate Pranab Mukherjee to win by a huge margin, with major political parties supporting him.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukhejee won the election with a huge margin.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • The drums are out, the colors are in the air. The forgotten corner of Bengal is now bursting with joy. Celebrations have already begun in Pranab's village Mirati in Birbhum district of West Bengal.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Men, women, kids singing rural folk songs to celebrate in Pranab's village.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • It's almost like a carnival at Pranab's ancestral house at Mirati in Birbhum. The entire village has converged at his courtyard.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee, left and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, third from left, along with other lawmakers look on as Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, casts her vote in India's presidential election.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Lawmakers look on as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in blue turban casts his vote during India's Presidential elections in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote in India's presidential election as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, along with other lawmakers look on.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Arun Jaitley, left, and Lal Krishna Advani, center, greet a polling officer, right, after casting their votes during India's Presidential elections in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 19, 2012.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Durga Puja in July! Celebrations at Mirati, Pranab Mukherjee's ancestral house.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • People of Mirati celebrate with colours as Pranab inches towards victory.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Supporters of Pranab Mukherjee celebrate in West Bengal.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee's 86-year-old sister Annapoorna says she always knew her brother would become the President of India.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • NDA's candidate PA Sangma was far behind in numbers in the election.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Tribals in Bhubaneswar perform folk dance during victory celebrations of the UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee as the President of India, ahead of the formal declaration.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Congress supporters celebrate the victory of UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee as President of India, ahead of the formal declaration, in Kolkata on Sunday.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Congress supporters celebrate the victory of UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee's supporters in Kolkata, he's the first Bengali President of India.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Supporters of Pranab Mukherjee celebrate with colours in Patna.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Deserted look at the residence of Union Minister Agatha Sangma, where Presidential candidate PA Sangma lives, in New Delhi.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee's elder sister posing for CNN-IBN, an emotional moment for her. She couldn't hold back her tears when the news of Pranab becoming the President came.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • India's 13 elected President, Pranab Mukherjee, after his victory with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General-Secretary Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab will be sworn in as the 13th President of India at 11:30 am on July 25. He is the first person from West Bengal to occupy the post.
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate
  • Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential election, supporters celebrate