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Vatican Gets Invaded By Motorcycle Riders Seeking A Papal Blessing
The Vatican embraced biker culture as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders in celebration of  the manufacturer's 110th anniversary.
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Harley Davidson motorcycles riders park their motorcycles in Via della Conciliazione leading to the Vatican, seen at left, as they wait for Pope Francis to drive by to bless them ahead of mass in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 16, 2013. The riders are gathered in Rome for a four-day event to celebrate the motorcycle company's 110th anniversary. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Harley Davidson motorcycles parade through the center of Rome, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Thousands of of Harley-Davidson lovers are meeting in Rome to celebrate the motorcycle company's 110th anniversary. The four-day event includes a major parade through the heart of the city and a blessing by Pope Francis during his Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican on Sunday. In background is Rome's Colosseum. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Harley Davidson motorcycles parade through the center of Rome, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Thousands of of Harley-Davidson lovers are meeting in Rome to celebrate the motorcycle company's 110th anniversary. The four-day event includes a major parade through the heart of the city and a blessing by Pope Francis during his Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican on Sunday. In background is Rome's Colosseum. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Harley Davidson motorcycles parade through the center of Rome, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Thousands of of Harley-Davidson lovers are meeting in Rome to celebrate the motorcycle company's 110th anniversary. The four-day event includes a major parade through the heart of the city and a blessing by Pope Francis during his Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican on Sunday. In background is Rome's Colosseum. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Harley Davidson motorcycles parade through the center of Rome, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Thousands of of Harley-Davidson lovers are meeting in Rome to celebrate the motorcycle company's 110th anniversary. The four-day event includes a major parade through the heart of the city and a blessing by Pope Francis during his Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican on Sunday. In background is Rome's Colosseum. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Harley-Davidson motorcycles are parked in Via della Conciliazione leading to St. Peter's Square during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 16, 2013. Pope Francis on Sunday blessed thousands of Harley Davidsons and their riders as the American motorcycle manufacturer celebrated its 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Vatican Gets Invaded By Motorcycle Riders Seeking A Papal Blessing

The Vatican embraced biker culture as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders in celebration of  the manufacturer's 110th anniversary.

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