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Pope Benedict XVI stands with Benin's President Yayi Boni during an airport welcome ceremony in Cotonou, Benin Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Photo by: Rebecca Blackwell
Pope Benedict XVI stands with Benin's President Yayi Boni during an airport welcome ceremony in Cotonou, Benin Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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