Armando Martin Dueñas shows replicas of the hand-crafted loafers given to Pope Benedict XVI. Alfredo Valadez/AP hide caption

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Young newlyweds are serenaded with the strains of "Hava Nagila." The unlikely origins of the popular Jewish standard are explored in Roberta Grossman's documentary feature Hava Nagila: The Movie. International Film Circuit hide caption

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A final blessing: Pope Benedict XVI as he blessed those gathered outside his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on Thursday. He's not expected to make any more public appearances. Tony Gentile /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during his farewell meeting to cardinals Thursday. Benedict promised his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor. AP hide caption

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Bernie McDaid keeps a framed photo of his meeting with Pope Benedict by his front door. "It was a tough moment," McDaid says. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI as he arrived on the altar in St. Peter's Square Wednesday for his last general audience. Gabriel Bouys /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The resignation of Celestine in 1294 provided the spiritual and legal groundwork for Benedict, shown at the Santa Maria di Collemaggio Basilica in 2009. AP/L'Osservsatore Romano hide caption

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