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Photos: Pope Benedict through the years
Images of Pope Benedict XVI through the years. 
 
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(FILE - In this summer 1952 photo provided by the German Catholic News Agency KNA, German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, center, celebrates Mass in the mountains of Ruhpolding, southern Germany. Ratzinger went on to be elected pope in 2005, assuming the name of Benedict XVI. The Vatican announced Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 that Pope Benedict is stepping down on Feb. 28, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. (AP Photo/KNA, File))
 
 
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