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In pictures: Joy and jubilation as Hindu nationalist party wins Indian election

Supporters of Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate as the nationalist party scored a landslide victory over the Gandhi family and the ruling Congress Party

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Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), wear masks depicting Modi outside their party office in Mumbai May 16, 2014. Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with early election results on Friday showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the biggest victory the country has seen in 30 years.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters dance to celebrate preliminary results that showed the BJP winning by a landslide, outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 16, 2014.

Manish Swarup/AP

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Supporters of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold a portrait of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's BJP, during celebrations outside the party headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters set off firecrackers and dance to celebrate preliminary results that showed the BJP winning by a landslide, outside the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 16, 2014.

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Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results outside their party office in Mumbai May 16, 2014.

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Opposition leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi sits with his 90-year-old mother Hiraben during a visit to seek her blessings after preliminary results showed his party winning by a landslide, in Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Friday, May 16, 2014.

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