News Pictures of The Week - March 4

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A nun waves her handkerchief as she waits for Pope Benedict XVI to... News PhotoBestof,Bestpix,Castel Gandolfo,Catholicism,Handkerchief,Italy,Last Occurrence,Nun,Pilgrimage,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,Retirement,Rome - Italy,Spirituality,Topics,Topix,Vertical,Waiting,Waving,WindowPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 28: A nun waves her handkerchief as she waits for Pope Benedict XVI to address pilgrims, for the last time as head of the Catholic Church, from the window of Castel Gandolfo where he will start his retirement today on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as Roman Pope Emeritus. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Alternate crop of #162841985