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A man stands in front of the Vatican government palace, the Palazzo... News PhotoAdult,Government,International Landmark,Men,Palace,Religion,State of the Vatican City,Vatican,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA man stands in front of the Vatican government palace, the Palazzo del Governatorato, at the Vatican City State on February 19, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be hosted in the convent of Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church) offering him a substantial four-story modern home complete with contemporary chapel, garden and a roof terrace looking out from a rise dominated by the Holy See's TV transmission tower. Pope Benedict XVI began a week-long spiritual retreat out of the public eye on Monday ahead of his resignation on February 28 with the field of candidates to succeed him still wide open. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)