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Boy gives Vatican security guards the slip to greet Pope Benedict

Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

A boy runs to hug Pope Benedict XVI as he leads a weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 2. The boy managed to sneak through security to greet the pontiff.

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Pope Benedict XVI greets a child during his weekly general audience on Feb. 2 in Paul VI hall at The Vatican.

Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

A boy, who managed to sneak through security and reach the papal throne, is carried outside by security after he met Pope Benedict XVI during a weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 2.

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