Four acrobats have taken their circus act to the Vatican, performing shirtless for Pope Benedict
XVIduring his weekly general audience.
The men took off their shirts as they came on stage Wednesday to begin their show, which lasted a few minutes. They lifted each other in acrobatic poses, keeping balance with their bodies supported only by their arms, at one point creating a human tower.
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Acrobats "Pellegrini Brothers" perform in front of Pope Benedict XVI during his weekly Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican December 15, 2010.