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Where's The Popemobile? Pope Travels Through South Korea In A Kia
After his arrival, the pope left the airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure.
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Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee) KOREA OUT

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Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Hun-jung) KOREA OUT

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Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the presidential house in Seoul, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired five projectiles into the sea. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Pope Francis poses with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, for photographers at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis became the first pontiff in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to the war-divided peninsula. (AP Photo/Jung Yeon-je, Pool)
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South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, right, talks with Pope Francis at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis became the first pontiff in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to the war-divided peninsula. (AP Photo/June Yeon-je, Pool)

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Honor guards welcome Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired five projectiles into the sea. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Workers set up a platform in prepare for a special holy mass by Pope Francis in front of the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Pope Francis, center, receives flowers from children in traditional dress as South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, looks on upon his arrival at Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Do Kwang-hwan) KOREA OUT

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Pope Francis is welcomed by a 21-gun salute upon his arrival in Seoul, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The Pontiff arrived in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century, stepping off a plane onto a red carpet and greeting the president, local Catholics and grieving relatives. During his five-day visit, Francis plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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A nun watches a live TV news program showing Pope Francis' arrival at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis has arrived in South Korea on a visit meant to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage the faithful in a church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye leads Pope Francis during a news conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired several projectiles into the sea. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-Ji, Pool)
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Pope Francis, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Do Kwang-hwan) KOREA OUT

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Pope Francis walks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye upon his arrival in Seoul, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The Pontiff arrived in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century, stepping off a plane onto a red carpet and greeting the president, local Catholics and grieving relatives. During his five-day visit, Francis plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Pope Francis, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcome ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis became the first pontiff in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to the war-divided peninsula. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-ji, Pool)

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Pope Francis in a car, left, waves to local faithful in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Seo Myung-gon) KOREA OUT

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A South Korea security guard peers out of a glass door during Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye's meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A worker at the Gwanghwamun Post Office unveils sheets of stamps to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to South Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Two commemorative coins for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, a brass 10,000 won (US$9.72) coin, left, and a silver 50,000 won ($48.60) coin, are shown at the Bank of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The Bank of Korea will issue 30,000 silver coins and 60,000 brass. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. The writing on the brass coin reads: "Commemorating Pope's Visit, top, the Bank of Korea, bottom left, and 2014 10,000 won." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the presidential house in Seoul, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis smiles as he meets journalists aboard the papal flight on the journey to Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pope Francis arrived Thursday in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Statues of Pope Francis are displayed at a souvenir shop at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye delivers her speech as Pope Francis listens during a news conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis became the first pontiff in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to the war-divided peninsula. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-ji, Pool)

Where's The Popemobile? Pope Travels Through South Korea In A Kia

After his arrival, the pope left the airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure.

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