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Acrobats Take Act To The Vatican

Acrobats perform in front of Pope Benedict XVI during his weekly general audience at the Vatican. The show lasted just a few minutes. Pier Paolo Cito/AP hide caption

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The "Fratelli Pellegrini," or "Pellegrini Brothers," performed for Pope Benedict XVI during his general audience on Wednesday. The acrobatic team formed a human tower for the pope, a feat that drew applause from the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The Pellegrinis were were invited as part of a convention on circuses organized by the Vatican's office for migrants.