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A Swiss guard stands at the St.Peter's Square in the Vatican on March... News PhotoInternational Landmark,Religion,Standing,State of the Vatican City,Swiss Guard,Vatican,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Swiss guard stands at the St.Peter's Square in the Vatican on March 01, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI has become the day before the first pope to resign in over 700 years, telling a tearful crowd of faithful that he will now be 'a simple pilgrim' as cardinals on Friday begin preparing for a conclave in the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)