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A WBEN Photo Album: Pope Benedict XVI
A collection of photographs of Pope Benedict XVI, on the occasion of his announcement that he will retire at the end of Feb. 2013
 
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This mid-1970s file photo shows the archbishop of Munich and Freising, Joseph Ratzinger, who is to be elevated to cardinal by Pope Paul VI. Ratzinger was elected Pope, April 19, 2005 and chose Benedict XVI as his papal name. Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. (AP Photo/File)
 
   
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