FILE - In this Friday, July 13, 2012 file photo, Pranab Mukherjee, presidential candidate of India’s ruling alliance, wears a traditional headgear presented by Congress party members during his ... more 
FILE - In this Friday, July 13, 2012 file photo, Pranab Mukherjee, presidential candidate of India’s ruling alliance, wears a traditional headgear presented by Congress party members during his visit to meet Maharastra state lawmakers in Mumbai, India. Mukherjee, who spent years whipping coalition partners into shape and quelling scandals as the Congress Party's chief firefighter, seems likely to leave all that behind and become India's figurehead president in an election Thursday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File) less 
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