Pope Benedict XVI

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A soldier walks past two mosaics commemorating the visits by late... News PhotoAparecida,Army Soldier,Basilica,Brazil,Horizontal,Incidental People,Mosaic,One Person,People,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Pope Francis,Pope John Paul II,Religion,Retirement,São Paulo,Visit,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA soldier walks past two mosaics commemorating the visits by late pope John Paul II (L) and retired pope Benedict XVI to the Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Conception of Aparecida, in Aparecida, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, on July 23, 2013 on the eve a visit by Pope Francis. The highlight of the landmark visit of Pope Francis to the world's most populous mainly Catholic country will be World Youth Day (WYD), a five-day event that kicks off today. Pope Francis's popularity on his Latin American home turf posed a challenge to Brazilian authorities Tuesday after adoring crowds mobbed his car on his arrival on Monday. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)