Pope Benedict XVI

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Workers prepare a platform for television crews in front of St... News PhotoAudience,Crew,Horizontal,International Landmark,Italy,Occupation,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Preparation,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,Rome - Italy,St. Peter's Basilica - The VaticanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPWorkers prepare a platform for television crews in front of St Peter's basilica on the eve of the last weekly general audience of Pope Benedict XVI on February 26, 2013 in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree the day before allowing cardinals to bring forward a conclave to elect his successor, as the resignation of a top cardinal and deepening intrigue in the Vatican clouded the run-up to the vote. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)