Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate mass in Malta on April 18. The Pope met with victims of sexual abuse by priests while he was in Malta. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger led the Congregation for the Doctine of the Faith, which was tasked with investigating crimes in the church. This photo was taken in 1989. Rafa Samano/Getty Images hide caption

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A suspected pirate from Somalia looks around as he is escorted into federal court by U.S. marshals in Norfolk, Va., on Friday. A group of 11 suspected pirates were due to be arraigned and tried in the Norfolk federal court. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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An empty runway at Edinburgh airport, where flights were canceled because of volcanic ash from Iceland. The situation is bad, but experts say it could be much worse. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama held a bilateral meeting this week with President Hu Jintao of China. Hu said his country would take part in talks on sanctioning Iran for its nuclear program. Ron Sachs/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama greets his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao before a dinner at the Washington Convention Center during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Marines and Afghan army commanders meet with villagers in Marjah, in Helmand province. The Marines are using social scientists to advise them on how to interact with local people as part of the U.S. counterinsurgency strategy. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Afghan army commandos stand on a sand bank as a U.S. Army Apache helicopter flies above at sunset in Marjah's Balakino Bazar neighborhood on Feb. 24. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men from the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment load up their mine-resistant armored truck for another day of convoy duty in Marjah, Afghanistan. The truck is brand new, because their previous one was destroyed by a homemade bomb. All the crew members walked away safely, protected by the truck's armored cabin. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Marine Lt. Col. Brian Christmas listens as an interpreter translates the concerns of Marjah residents about opening a school. Local people fear the Taliban who have remained in the area, hidden among the population. Some residents have received "night letters" — notes from Taliban fighters threatening them with death if they deal with NATO or Afghan government troops. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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A Pakistani man reads a headline Tuesday reporting the capture of a top Taliban commander in Karachi. Reports say U.S. and Pakistani spy agencies worked together to capture Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A message covers a bandage on the amputated leg of earthquake survivor Vemah Cade at a U.N. field hospital in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 19. Since the quake more than 2,000 people have suffered amputations, according to World Health Organization officials. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (from far left), Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and EU president Herman Van Rompuy at the European Union summit Thursday in Brussels. The European leaders focused on supporting debt-laden Greece and preventing contagion throughout the rest of the euro zone. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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