In pictures: Newly elected Ram Nath Kovind sworn-in as the 14th Indian President

Ram Nath Kovind was elected as president of India, the world’s most populous democracy, becoming the second leader from country’s ‘untouchable’ community to occupy the highest post.
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Incoming Indian president Ram Nath Kovind inspects a guard of honour during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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Incoming Indian president Ram Nath Kovind inspects a guard of honour during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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India's new President Ram Nath Kovind waves from a horse-drawn cariage during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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Incoming Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (2L) and outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee (2R) wave during a cermony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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Incoming Indian president Ram Nath Kovind (2R) and outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee arrive ahead of the oath-taking ceremony at the Indian Parliament in New Delhi on July 25, 2016. Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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An India Army and Naval contingent marches past during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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India Army, Navy and Air Force contingents wait for India's new President Ram Nath Kovind ahead of an inspection of guard of honour and amid heavy rain during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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The Indian president's official guard wait for the arrival of incoming President Ram Nath Kovind after his oath-taking ceremony at Parliament in New Delhi on July 25, 2016. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.
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A horse-drawn carriage waits for India's new President Ram Nath Kovind during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 25, 2017. Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as India's president July 25, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies.