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In Pictures: Namaste Trump – thousands welcome US president to India

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Donald Trump received a warm welcome from much, but not all of the nation.

Indians hold masks of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad

Thousands of people gathered at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad for a mega-rally in honour of US President Donald Trump, who is visiting India.

President Donald Trump received a warm welcome from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he stepped off Air Force One
President Donald Trump received a warm welcome from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he stepped off Air Force One (Alex Brandon/AP)
Donald Trump arrived in Ahmedabad with first lady Melania Trump
Donald Trump arrived in Ahmedabad with first lady Melania Trump (Alex Brandon/AP)
Meanwhile, crowds filled Sardar Patel Stadium ahead of the Namaste Trump rally
Meanwhile, crowds filled Sardar Patel Stadium ahead of the Namaste Trump rally (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
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There was a party atmosphere awaiting the US president (Ajit Solanki/AP)
Ahead of the rally, Donald and Melania Trump joined Narendra Modi for a tour of a former home of independence leader Mohandas Gandhi
Ahead of the rally, Donald and Melania Trump joined Narendra Modi for a tour of a former home of independence leader Mohandas Gandhi (Alex Brandon/AP)
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Your audience awaits, Mr President (Alex Brandon/AP)
Donald Trump addresses the masses
Donald Trump addresses the masses (Alex Brandon/AP)

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More than 100,000 people packed into the world’s largest cricket stadium, giving Mr Trump the biggest rally crowd of his political career (Alex Brandon/AP)
Donald and Melania Trump stand for the national anthem
Donald and Melania Trump stand for the national anthem (Alex Brandon/AP)
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The President and First Lady also toured the Taj Mahal as part of their trip (Alex Brandon/AP)
A Hindu priest performs prayers in front of portraits of US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A Hindu priest performs prayers in front of portraits of Mr Trump and Mr Modi (Manish Swarup/AP)

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India has rolled out the red carpet for Donald Trump, with his image appearing across Ahmedabad
India has rolled out the red carpet for Donald Trump, with his image appearing across Ahmedabad (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
A photo opportunity ahead of the visit
A photo opportunity ahead of the visit (Ajit Solanki/AP)
Security officers patrol on a street decorated with floral arrangements in Agra
Security officers patrol on a street decorated with floral arrangements in Agra (Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)
India Trump protest
But not everyone was in favour of the visit… (Anupam Nath/AP)
Activists shout slogans in Gauhati
Activists shout slogans in Gauhati (Anupam Nath/AP)

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