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Pope Benedict XVI welcomed in Madrid

2011-08-19 07:19:58 GMT2011-08-19 15:19:58(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd at the start of a welcoming celebration as part of the World Youth Day festivities in central Madrid, August 18, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]

Spain's King Juan Carlos (R) kisses the ring of Pope Benedict XVI next to Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (C) after arriving at Madrid's Barajas airport from Rome, August 18, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he boards the plane for his flight to Spain from Rome's Ciampino airport August 18, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]

Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed by children dressed as Swiss Guards after arriving at Madrid's Barajas airport from Rome, August 18, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Bishops protect themselves from the sun as they wait for the start of a welcoming celebration for Pope Benedict XVI as part of the World Youth Day festivities in central Madrid, August 18, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

A woman holds up a banner that reads 'Welcome to Spain' as she waits for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at Madrid's Barajas airport, August 18, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd at the start of a welcoming celebration as part of the World Youth Day festivities in central Madrid, August 18, 2011.

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