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Taize gift

Pope Benedict XVI receives a gift during the European meeting of the ecumenical christian community of Taize in St.Peter's square at the Vatican. The Taize community, based in the eastern French village of Taize, was created in 1940 by Brother Roger, from Switzerland. The group draws tens of thousands of young people for prayer workshops held across the year at its base, and similar numbers at its annual gathering in a European city, traditionally held between Christmas and the New Year's eve. Alberto Pizzoli, AFP/Getty Images
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