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April 16, 2012: Pope Benedict XVI (L) delivers his blessing at the end of a private audience with Bavarian pilgrims from Germany during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican.

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Description: April 16, 2012: Children dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes dance for Pope Benedict XVI during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican.
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Description: April 16, 2012: Bavaria's Premier Horst Seehofer (L) speaks during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican.
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Description: April 16, 2012: Bavaria's Premier Horst Seehofer (L) presents Pope Benedict XVI with a gift during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican.
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Description: April 16, 2012: Children dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes dance for Pope Benedict XVI during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican.
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Description: April 16, 2012: Pope Benedict XVI (L) delivers his blessing at the end of a private audience with Bavarian pilgrims from Germany during the Pontiff's 85th birthday celebrations in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican.
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