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Pope Benedict XVI reads a message during his final general audience blessing in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Feb. 27, 2013.
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Pope Benedict XVI addresses the crowd during his final blessing in St. Peter's Square.
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Pope Benedict XVI kisses a baby handed to him by secretary George Ganswein as he greets crowds in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican before his final blessing.
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Crowds gather for Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI waves from his 'popemobile' as he is driven through the crowd during his last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Nuns wait in St Peter's Square before Pope Benedict XVI's final weekly public audience at the Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI waves to crowds during his final general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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An audience member cries during Pope Benedict XVI's general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Crowds gather during Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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