The political rise of Rahul Gandhi

Politics | | August 4, 2011, 6:55 pm
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Rahul Gandhi smiles during his visit to a women's college in the eastern Indian city of Patna.

Rahul Gandhi smiles during his visit to a women's college in the eastern Indian city of Patna.

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Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi with her son Rahul walk in New Delhi.

Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi with her son Rahul walk in New Delhi.

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Congress Party Chief Sonia Gandhi and her son MP Rahul Gandhi watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali.

Congress Party Chief Sonia Gandhi and her son MP Rahul Gandhi watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali.

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Rahul Gandhi speaks with US President Barack Obama during a state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi speaks with US President Barack Obama during a state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Rahul Gandhi receives a garland from a party member during a public rally in Kolkata.

Rahul Gandhi receives a garland from a party member during a public rally in Kolkata.

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Razak shakes hands with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Razak shakes hands with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a news conference in Agartala.

Rahul Gandhi addresses a news conference in Agartala.

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Sonia Gandhi looks on as US Secretary of State Clinton shakes hands with her son Indian parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi before their meeting in New Delhi.

Sonia Gandhi looks on as US Secretary of State Clinton shakes hands with her son Indian parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi before their meeting in New Delhi.

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Rahul Gandhi gestures to a villager during his visit to Parsaul village in Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

Rahul Gandhi gestures to a villager during his visit to Parsaul village in Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

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India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi gesture during a public meeting in the Bundelkhand region.

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi gesture during a public meeting in the Bundelkhand region.