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Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, president of the office governing Vatican City-State, blesses a plaque marking the position of the Prime Meridian of Italy, an obsolete geographic line once used in mapmaking, at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2007.

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Description: Bishop Renato Boccardo, Secretary of Governatorate of Vatican City State, attends the blessing of a plaque in the Vatican Gardens marking the position of the Prime Meridian of Italy, an obsolete geographic line once used in mapmaking, at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2007. in the photo, on the left, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, president of the office governing Vatican City-State.
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Description: Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, president of the office governing Vatican City-State, blesses a plaque in the Vatican Gardens marking the position of the Prime Meridian of Italy, an obsolete geographic line once used in mapmaking, at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2007.
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Description: Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, president of the office governing Vatican City-State, blesses a plaque marking the position of the Prime Meridian of Italy, an obsolete geographic line once used in mapmaking, at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2007.
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Description: Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, president of the office governing Vatican City-State, blesses a plaque marking the position of the Prime Meridian of Italy, an obsolete geographic line once used in mapmaking, at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2007.
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Description: Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, president of the office governing Vatican City-State, blesses a plaque marking the position of the Prime Meridian of Italy, an obsolete geographic line once used in mapmaking, at the Vatican, Feb. 23, 2007.
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Credit: ©ALESSIA GIULIANI/CPP