The gateway to the south as seen from up above

The view of the swearing-in ceremony from the roof of Visvesvaraya Towers (top); the lone woman minister Shobha Karandlaje urges the new chief minister to greet the hordes after the ceremony (middle); and all the members of the B.S. Yediyurappa family pose for the camera in his office after he takes charge (bottom).

Photographs: Karnataka Photo News