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Hysteria for his holiness as Pope visits Spain

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Pilgrims scream as Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the popemobile at the Nunciature in Madrid, on Thursday, Aug. 18. Pope Benedict XVI headed to Madrid for a million-strong Catholic youth festival after Spanish riot police swung batons in clashes with protesters over the cost of the six-day World Youth Day festival at a time of economic hardship.

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Pope Benedict XVI waves from the popemobile after arriving in Madrid.

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Pope Benedict XVI waves to bystanders as he arrives in his popemobile at the Nunciature on Aug.18.

Pope Benedict XVI traveled to Madrid for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day, Thursday. Read more...