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Pranab Mukherjee sworn in as India's president

Manish Swarup / AP

New Indian president Pranab Mukherjee, front in black coat, inspects a ceremonial guard of honor at the Presidential Palace after the oath taking ceremony, in New Delhi, India, on July 25, 2012.

Escorted by the president's bodyguards, in white uniforms, Mukherjee, 76, was sworn in Wednesday as India's 13th president in an elaborate ceremony in parliament.