Photos: A New Pope Is Selected

  • Pope Francis overlooks Vatican City Wednesday. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was elected as the 266th pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
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    Pope Francis overlooks Vatican City Wednesday. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was elected as the 266th pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
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  • The newly elected pope appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
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    The newly elected pope appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
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  • A crowd in St. Peter's Square listens to Pope Francis' speech. He is an accomplished theologian and has also been outspoken against same-sex marriages.
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    A crowd in St. Peter's Square listens to Pope Francis' speech. He is an accomplished theologian and has also been outspoken against same-sex marriages.
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  • White smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, signifying that cardinals elected a new pope.
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    White smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, signifying that cardinals elected a new pope.
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  • Catholics react after the announcement that Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope, at Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. He is the first Jesuit to become pope.
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    Catholics react after the announcement that Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope, at Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. He is the first Jesuit to become pope.
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  • Swiss guards enter St. Peter's Square. The pope now changes into his papal white cassock before appearing on the balcony overlooking the square.
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    Swiss guards enter St. Peter's Square. The pope now changes into his papal white cassock before appearing on the balcony overlooking the square.
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  • People from around the world cheer after the announcement that the next pope was selected.
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    People from around the world cheer after the announcement that the next pope was selected.
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  • Crowds gather throughout the day to await the announcement of a new pope.
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    Crowds gather throughout the day to await the announcement of a new pope.
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  • White smoke rises from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel during the second day of the cardinals' secret conclave at the Vatican.
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    White smoke rises from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel during the second day of the cardinals' secret conclave at the Vatican.
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