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PIX: Piety, reverence and grandeur - Inside Vatican City

Last updated on: March 21, 2012 08:18 IST

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A general view of St. Peter square where Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the canonization ceremony.

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer from a window of his private apartment.

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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A nun looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter Basilica at the Vatican.

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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters

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A tourist takes a photograph from the balcony overlooking Saint Peter's square. 

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Photographs: Tony Gentile/Reuters

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A priest walks as it snows in Saint Peter's Square.


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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters

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New Vatican Swiss Guards prepare for their swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican.

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Photographs: Alessandra Tarantino/Pool/Reuters

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Chinese tourists smile as they stroll in Saint Peter's Square.

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Photographs: Tony Gentile/Reuters

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A couple view a 16th century fresco of Italy in the Vatican Museum's Gallery of Maps.

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Photographs: Chris Helgren/Reuters

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A priest attends a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the second anniversary of the death of the late Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter's Square.

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Pope Benedict XVI greets participants of the first European Meeting of University Students at the Vatican.

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Photographs: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

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A faithful prays as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer from the windows of his private apartments in Saint Peter's Square.

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Nuns from Cameroon dance as they attend Pope Benedict XVI's weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.

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Photographs: Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters

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Cardinals and bishops enter the Clementine Hall at the Vatican to get Pope Benedict XVI's Christmas wishes.

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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters
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Pope Benedict XVI holds a candle as he leads the Easter Vigil service in Saint Peter's Basilica.

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Photographs: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters

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Priests read the Book of the Gospels as they wait for the unveiling ceremony of the nativity scene in Saint Peter's Square.

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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters

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A Swiss Guard stands during a private audience between Pope Benedict XVI and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at the Vatican.

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Photographs: Gabriel Bouys/Pool/Reuters

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Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful after leading a mass to commemorate cardinals and bishops who died this year, in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. 

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Photographs: Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters

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A couple hugs during a heavy snowfall at Saint Peter's Square.

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Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters

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Pope Benedict XVI attends a Mass celebrating the 200th anniversary of the independence of Latin American countries at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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Pope Benedict XVI baptises a baby during a mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.

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Photographs: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

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A view of the hall where ancient and facsimiles books are displayed at the Braccio Carlo Magno, on the left-hand side of the colonnade in St. Peter square in the Vatican.

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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Pope Benedict XVI waves from his car as he arrives in Saint Peter's square to visit the Nativity scene at the Vatican.

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Photographs: Dario Pignatelli/Reuters

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The 33-metre-high Christmas tree, which came from the forest of southern Austria, is officially lit during a ceremony as it rains in St. Peter's Square, in front of Basilica.

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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A statue is silhouetted through one of the fountains in Saint Peter's Square.

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Pilgrims take pictures of Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives to lead his his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square.

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Photographs: Tony Gentile/Reuters

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Tourists stroll through Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

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Nuns pray during the annual 'Candelora', a feast of candles, mass in Saint Peter's Basilica.

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Photographs: Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters

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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears at the window of his private apartment following a ceremony for the unveiling of the Vatican crib.

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A man walks past a shop window displaying cardinals' dresses in downtown Rome. Pope Benedict will create 22 new red-hatted "princes of the church" in a consistory ceremony at the Vatican.

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The Vatican Christmas tree stands in the middle of Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican before a lighting up ceremony.


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