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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) signs a register after taking his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) signs a register after taking his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) signs a register after taking his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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India's outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (blue turban) and his wife Gursharan Kaur greet the guests as they arrive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (blue turban) and his wife Gursharan Kaur greet the guests as they arrive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (blue turban) and his wife Gursharan Kaur greet the guests as they arrive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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L.K. Advani (R), a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), speaks with Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi during the oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

L.K. Advani (R), a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), speaks with Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi during the oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace....more

L.K. Advani (R), a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), speaks with Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi during the oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters
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Sushma Swaraj (R) is greeted by India's President Pranab Mukherjee (C) after she took her oath as a cabinet minister at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Sushma Swaraj (R) is greeted by India's President Pranab Mukherjee (C) after she took her oath as a cabinet minister at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Sushma Swaraj (R) is greeted by India's President Pranab Mukherjee (C) after she took her oath as a cabinet minister at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Uma Bharti (2nd R) is greeted by India's President Pranab Mukherjee (L) after she took her oath as a cabinet minister at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Uma Bharti (2nd R) is greeted by India's President Pranab Mukherjee (L) after she took her oath as a cabinet minister at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Uma Bharti (2nd R) is greeted by India's President Pranab Mukherjee (L) after she took her oath as a cabinet minister at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after taking oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after taking oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after taking oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee pose with lawmakers after the oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee pose with lawmakers after the oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee pose with lawmakers after the oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Pakistani paramilitary soldiers stand guard as Indian fishermen, who were released from a Pakistani jail, hold their belongings and wave to the media at the Wagah border, before crossing into India, on the outskirts of Lahore May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers stand guard as Indian fishermen, who were released from a Pakistani jail, hold their belongings and wave to the media at the Wagah border, before crossing into India, on the outskirts of Lahore May 26, 2014....more

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers stand guard as Indian fishermen, who were released from a Pakistani jail, hold their belongings and wave to the media at the Wagah border, before crossing into India, on the outskirts of Lahore May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi participate in a celebration rally ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Mumbai May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi participate in a celebration rally ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Mumbai May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi participate in a celebration rally ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Mumbai May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi participate in a celebration rally ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Mumbai May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi participate in a celebration rally ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Mumbai May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi participate in a celebration rally ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Mumbai May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes his oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi, in this May 26, 2014 handout provided by India's Presidential Palace. REUTERS/India's Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters
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Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi prays at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial after paying the flower tribute at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi prays at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial after paying the flower tribute at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi prays at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial after paying the flower tribute at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cheer during celebrations before Narendra Modi takes oath as India's prime minister, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cheer during celebrations before Narendra Modi takes oath as India's prime minister, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cheer during celebrations before Narendra Modi takes oath as India's prime minister, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi walks at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial after paying the flower tribute at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi walks at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial after paying the flower tribute at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi walks at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial after paying the flower tribute at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi pays his respects at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi pays his respects at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi pays his respects at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill poses with his new creation, an image of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and tea cups ahead of Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill poses with his new creation, an image of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and tea cups ahead of Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar May 24, 2014....more

Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill poses with his new creation, an image of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and tea cups ahead of Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Munish Sharma
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People stroll past a sand sculpture of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi (L) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on a beach in Puri, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

People stroll past a sand sculpture of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi (L) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on a beach in Puri, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, May 25,...more

People stroll past a sand sculpture of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi (L) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on a beach in Puri, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (2nd from bottom) disembarks from his plane upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (2nd from bottom) disembarks from his plane upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (2nd from bottom) disembarks from his plane upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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