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Papal Visit to Mexico and Cuba
Dramatic images of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico and Cuba
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In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano Thursday, March 29, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Revolution Square to celebrate a mass in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)
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In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano Pope Benedict XVI, right, meets with Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)
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ADDS IDENTIFICATION OF SECRETARY OF STATE BERTONE AND CUBA'S CARDINAL ORTEGA.- Flanked by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, center, and Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega, right, Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful as he arrives at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. His plane arrived in Havana following a day in eastern Cuba.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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People cheer upon the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday, March 26, 2012. At left, a Cuban flag, and at right, a Papal flag. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Prensa Latina)
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Pope Benedict XVI, right, presents a replica of Tolomeus Geography book to Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, during a meeting in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The meeting took place behind closed doors on the pontiff's second day on the island. (AP Photo/Adalberto Roque, Pool)
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Pope Benedict XVI and Cuban President Raul Castro, right, talk outside the Revolution palace at the end of their meeting in Havana, Tuesday, March 27, 2012.The meeting took place behind closed doors on the pontiff's second day on the island.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Pope Benedict XVI and Cuban President Raul Castro walk outside the Revolution palace at the end of their meeting in Havana, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The meeting took place behind closed doors on the pontiff's second day on the island.(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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People cheer as Pope Benedict XVI arrives aboard the popemobile to celebrate Mass at the Revolution Square in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Prensa Latina)
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In this picture made available Tuesday, March 27, 2012, by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI rides in the popemobile as people gather along the roadside to greet him upon his arrival to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday March 26, 2012. The sign at top reads in Spanish "Country before all." (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

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Cuban President Raul Castro greets Pope Benedict XVI after a Mass in Revolution Square in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday, March, 26, 2012.(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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A crowd attend a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at the Revolution Square in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Prensa Latina)
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People cheer under a billboard with an image of Pope Benedict XVI upon his arrival in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Prensa Latina)
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Pope Benedict XVI waves from the popemobile wearing a Mexican sombrero as he arrives to give a Mass in Bicentennial Park near Silao, Mexico, Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)
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Pope Benedict XVI, left, blesses a baby upon his arrival at Parque del Bicentenario in Silao, Mexico, Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)
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Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his popemobil as arrives for a vespers with bishops of Mexico and the American continent at the cathedral in Leon, Mexico, Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful as he arrives for a vespers with bishops of Mexico and the American continent at the Cathedral in Leon, Mexico, Sunday, March 25, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit, and will travel to Cuba on Monday. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his popemobile upon his arrival in Leon, Mexico, Friday March 23, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit. Benedict's weeklong trip to Mexico and Cuba is his first to both countries. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A woman waits for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at the airport in Silao, Mexico, Friday March 23, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit. Benedict's weeklong trip to Mexico and Cuba is his first to both countries. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Framed pictures of Pope Benedict XVI hang on display for sale near the Colegio Miraflores, where he will be staying in Leon, Mexico, Friday March 23, 2012. Benedict's weeklong trip to Mexico and Cuba is his first to both countries. Benedict is arriving Friday in Mexico.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Pilgrims walk along a road toward the site where Pope Benedict XVI will give a Sunday Mass in Bicentennial Park near Silao, Mexico, Saturday March 24, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit. The pontiff's weeklong trip to Mexico and then to Cuba on Monday is his first to both countries. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Pilgrims walk along a road toward the site where Pope Benedict XVI will give a Sunday Mass in Bicentennial Park near Silao, Mexico, Saturday March 24, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit. The pontiff's weeklong trip to Mexico and then to Cuba on Monday is his first to both countries. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Pilgrims walk along a road toward the site where Pope Benedict XVI will give a Sunday Mass in Bicentennial Park near Silao, Mexico, Saturday March 24, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit. The pontiff's weeklong trip to Mexico and then to Cuba on Monday is his first to both countries. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI prays before an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint, in the chapel of Colegio de Miraflores in Leon, Mexico, Saturday March 24, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit. Benedict's weeklong trip to Mexico and Cuba is his first to both countries. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)
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A demonstrator chants slogans during a protest march against Pope Benedict XVI's papal visit to Mexico, in Mexico City, Friday March 23, 2012. Benedict visited Mexico for the first time, arriving Friday afternoon to a welcome ceremony at the airport in Silao, Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI, center, walks in the yard of Colegio de Miraflores in Leon, Mexico, Saturday March 24, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit, and will travel to Cuba on Monday. (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)
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People sit in a plaza as a vendor sits with his poster of Pope Benedict XVI for sale in Leon, Mexico, Saturday March 24, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit, and will travel to Cuba on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Pope Benedict XVI listens to a speech during his welcome ceremony at the airport in Silao, Mexico, Friday March 23, 2012. Benedict arrived in Mexico Friday afternoon, a decade after the late Pope John Paul II's last visit. Benedict's weeklong trip to Mexico and Cuba is his first to both countries. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he boards a plane on his way to a six-day visit to Mexico and Cuba, at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Friday, March 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Pope Benedict XVI arrives at Rome Fiumicino international airport to board a plane on his way to a six-day visit to Mexico and Cuba, Friday, March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has used a cane apparently for the first time in public for about 100 meters (yards) to the foot of the Alitalia plane from the helicopter which flew him from the Vatican to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Pope Benedict XVI is seen through a window of a helicopter as he arrives at Rome's Fiumicino international airport to board a plane on his way to a six-day visit to Mexico and Cuba, Friday, March 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA - MARCH 22: A picture of Pope Benedict hangs in a window on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, Pope Benedict is scheduled to arrive in the communist country on March 26. Benedict, who will be arriving from Mexico, will conduct a mass in the city of Santiago de Cuba, followed by a mass in Havana before leaving on March 28. Tensions are high in Cuba between dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure of the Papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle for greater freedoms. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Women sweep an area by a field where billboards from a watch company welcome Pope Benedict XVI near the airport in Leon, Mexico, Thursday March 22, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive to Mexico on Friday, a decade after his predecessor's last visit, to a very different country and welcomed by a church that has suffered debilitating setbacks amidst sex abuse scandals and a lower percentage of Mexicans who call themselves Catholics today, compared to a decade ago. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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A demonstrator holds an image representing Pope Benedict XVI as a puppeteer in Mexico City, Thursday March 22, 2012. About 20 members from the group Red por los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos en Mexico, DDSER, or Mexican Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, gathered to protest the March papal visit to Mexico. Benedict will visit Mexico for the first time, arriving Friday to a welcome ceremony in Guanajuato. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA - MARCH 21: A man sits under a poster advertising the upcoming Papal visit on March 21, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, Pope Benedict is scheduled to arrive into the communist country on Monday the 26th. Benedict, who will be arriving from Mexico, will conduct a mass in the city of Santiago de Cuba first followed by a mass in Havana before leaving on the 28th. Tensions are high in Cuba between dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure of the Papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle for greater freedoms. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA - MARCH 22: Children walk by a picture of Pope Benedict XVI on their way to school on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to arrive in the communist country on March 26. Benedict, who will be arriving from Mexico, will conduct a mass in the city of Santiago de Cuba, followed by a mass in Havana before leaving on March 28. Tensions are high in Cuba between dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure of the Papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle for greater freedoms. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA - MARCH 22: A view of the Catholic church Christo Rey in a poor Santiago suburb on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, Pope Benedict is scheduled to arrive into the communist country on Monday the 26th. Benedict, who will be arriving from Mexico, will conduct a mass in the city of Santiago de Cuba first followed by a mass in Havana before leaving on the 28th. Tensions are high in Cuba between dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure of the Papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle for greater freedoms. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA - MARCH 22: A Catholic church service is held at Christo Rey in a poor Santiago suburb on March 22, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Fourteen years after Pope John Paul II visited Cuba, Pope Benedict is scheduled to arrive into the communist country on Monday the 26th. Benedict, who will be arriving from Mexico, will conduct a mass in the city of Santiago de Cuba first followed by a mass in Havana before leaving on the 28th. Tensions are high in Cuba between dissidents and the government as activists hope the international exposure of the Papal visit will result in renewed attention to their struggle for greater freedoms. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, left, and Italian Premier Mario Monti , arrives at Rome Fiumicino international airport to board a plane on his way to a six-day visit to Mexico and Cuba, Friday, March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has used a cane apparently for the first time in public for about 100 meters (yards) to the foot of the Alitalia plane from the helicopter which flew him from the Vatican to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Fidencio Moreno wears a T-shirt protesting the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI, which he says is being used for political purposes, in the main square in Leon, Mexico, Thursday March 22, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in Mexico Friday, a decade after his predecessor's last visit, to a very different country and a church that has suffered debilitating setbacks amidst sex abuse scandals and a lower percentage of Mexicans who call themselves Catholic today, compared to a decade ago. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Workers hang a banner with the image of Pope Benedict XVI ahead of his visit to Leon, Mexico, Thursday March 22, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in Mexico Friday, a decade after his predecessor's last visit, to a very different country and a church that has suffered debilitating setbacks amidst sex abuse scandals and a lower percentage of Mexicans who call themselves Catholic today, compared to a decade ago. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

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A couple speaks in the street where an image hangs of Pope Benedict XVI in Havana, Cuba, Thursday March 22, 2012. The upcoming papal visit to Latin America takes Benedict to Mexico, the region's most Catholic country, and then to Cuba where churches are mostly empty and until the 1990s believers were barred from the Communist Party. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Papal Visit to Mexico and Cuba

Dramatic images of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico and Cuba

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