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In pictures: India's next PM addresses his party, meets with president

Narendra Modi gave his first address to his party Tuesday, where BJP members officially selected him as their parliamentary leader. Modi then met with India's president who invited Modi to form a new government. He will be sworn in to office on May 26

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting at parliament house in New Delhi May 20, 2014.

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C) the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), arrives to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting at parliament house in New Delhi May 20, 2014.

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), bows down in respect at the steps of the parliament house upon his arrival to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi May 20, 2014.

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), bows down in respect at the steps of the parliament house upon his arrival to attend the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi May 20, 2014.

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India's next prime minister and Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi, gets up after kissing the steps of India's Parliament as a sign of respect upon arrival for a meeting of the party's newly elected lawmakers, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

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India's next prime minister and Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi greets the gathering during a meeting of the party's newly elected lawmakers in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Lal Krishna Advani, the most senior party leader, nominated Modi for the prime minister's post, and the lawmakers gave their approval by thumping desks and raising slogans.

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India's next prime minister and Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi, left, hugs party leader Lal Krishna Advani during the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Advani, the most senior party leader, nominated Modi for the prime minister's post, and the lawmakers gave their approval by thumping desks and raising slogans.

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (L), who will be the next prime minister of India, shakes hands with India's President Pranab Mukherjee before their meeting at India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi May 20, 2014.

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, who will be the next prime minister of India, speaks with the media after his meeting with India's President Pranab Mukherjee at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi May 20, 2014.

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, who will be the next prime minister of India, shows to the media a letter which he received from India's President Pranab Mukherjee after meeting him at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi May 20, 2014.

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