Edition:
India
Pictures | Sat May 17, 2014 | 4:00am IST

Gandhis accept defeat

<p>Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi arrive to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, the towering force of Indian politics for the best part of a century, faced a fight for its very survival after an election drubbing at the hands of BJP leader Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi arrive to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, the towering force of Indian politics for the best part of a...more

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi arrive to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, the towering force of Indian politics for the best part of a century, faced a fight for its very survival after an election drubbing at the hands of BJP leader Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Close
1 / 10
<p>Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi arrive to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi arrive to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi arrive to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Close
2 / 10
<p>Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi speaks during a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi speaks during a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi speaks during a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Close
3 / 10
<p>Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi speaks to the media as his mother and chief of Congress Sonia Gandhi (L) stands next to him during a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi speaks to the media as his mother and chief of Congress Sonia Gandhi (L) stands next to him during a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi speaks to the media as his mother and chief of Congress Sonia Gandhi (L) stands next to him during a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Close
4 / 10
<p>Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi leave after addressing a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi leave after addressing a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi (L) and her son and vice-president of Congress Rahul Gandhi leave after addressing a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Close
5 / 10
<p>Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi arrives to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi arrives to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi arrives to address a news conference in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Close
6 / 10
<p>Congress party workers perform a 'Yagya', a Hindu ritual, for their party outside Congress headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Congress party workers perform a 'Yagya', a Hindu ritual, for their party outside Congress headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Congress party workers perform a 'Yagya', a Hindu ritual, for their party outside Congress headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Close
7 / 10
<p>Men sit under a banner carrying a portrait of chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi outside the Congress office in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Men sit under a banner carrying a portrait of chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi outside the Congress office in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men sit under a banner carrying a portrait of chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi outside the Congress office in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Close
8 / 10
<p>Men sit on motorcycles next to a car carrying portraits of chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R), her son Rahul Gandhi (C) and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra outside the Congress headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Men sit on motorcycles next to a car carrying portraits of chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R), her son Rahul Gandhi (C) and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra outside the Congress headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men sit on motorcycles next to a car carrying portraits of chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi (R), her son Rahul Gandhi (C) and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra outside the Congress headquarters in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Close
9 / 10
<p>A man walks past the headquarters of Congress party in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man walks past the headquarters of Congress party in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man walks past the headquarters of Congress party in New Delhi May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Close
10 / 10

Next Slideshows

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

16 May 2014

Wildfires in California

Fires flare as California enters the height of wildfire season in the midst of one of the state's worst droughts on record.

16 May 2014

Modi wins India election

The pro-business Hindu nationalist is headed for the most resounding election victory in 30 years.

16 May 2014

India on election results day

Snapshots of people and places on the day when India reveals its general election results.

16 May 2014

MORE IN PICTURES

Protests ahead of Hong Kong handover anniversary

Protests ahead of Hong Kong handover anniversary

Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy protesters, some of whom scrambled up a monument symbolizing the city's handover from British to Chinese rule 20 years ago, a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive for the celebrations.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Swarm of bees removed from Times Square

Swarm of bees removed from Times Square

A beekeeper removes a large swarm of bees that had taken up residence on a building in Times Square, New York.

Syria's Assad in rare visits outside capital

Syria's Assad in rare visits outside capital

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been touring areas north of Damascus in recent days, a rare trip out of his seat of power in the capital.

Wild horses return to Mongolia's steppes

Wild horses return to Mongolia's steppes

Przewalski's horses, driven to extinction in their Mongolian homeland in the 1960s, are repopulated in their ancestral arid deserts and mountains.

Obama post-presidency

Obama post-presidency

The life of former President Barack Obama since Trump's inauguration.

Endgame in Mosul

Endgame in Mosul

Iraqi forces push towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to take the city from Islamic State.

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Trump meets Modi

Trump meets Modi

President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast