Crowds line up to pay their respects to the late Pope John Paul II in the Vatican in 2011 shortly after his beatification, which is one of the steps to sainthood in the Catholic church.
A cardinal is saluted by Swiss guards as he arrives at the Vatican for the papal conclave that went on to elect Pope Francis.
Pope Benedict XVI leads a special Baptism ceremony at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican in early 2013.
A marble statue of Saint Peter stands under the Vatican dome.
Cardinals talk during a consistory at the Vatican.
New members of the Swiss Guard inside the Vatican.
New Swiss guards relax in their barracks after their swearing in ceremony.
A statue is seen in front of a window of the pope’s private apartment at the Vatican.
Pope Benedict XVI attends an audience with the foreign ambassadors to the Holy See.
Pope Benedict XVI poses with Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson during a private audience at the Vatican.
Pope Benedict XVI kneels as he prays in front of Pope Pius XII's tomb in 2006.
The body of Pope John XXIII lies in a tomb in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
The head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran stands in front of the tomb of John Paul II during a private tour of the Vatican in 2008.
The head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran walks in the Vatican tombs during a private tour.
A tourist poses inside a confessional in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
Cardinals gather inside the entrance of the Synod Hall at the Vatican.
Cardinals attend Mass at the Vatican's St Peter's Basilica.
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