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A young woman lights a candle among hundreds of others left by mourners outside the Presidential Palace in memory of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Monday in Warsaw, Poland. Sean Gallup/Getty Image hide caption

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German Unemployed Get A Boost Through Music

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Protesters demonstrate against sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church at the beginning of the German Bishops Conference in Freiburg on Feb. 22. Anger at both the church and Pope Benedict XVI is rising in Germany as allegations of abuse continue to surface. Winfried Rothermel/AP hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI waves at the end of the meeting March 25 with the youth of Rome and Italy's Lazio region in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The ever-growing number of reports of abusive priests has left the church reeling. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Remains Silent On Abuse Case In Germany

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Greek taxi drivers shout slogans during a protest against proposed tax reforms in Athens, March 18, 2010. Greece's government has pledged to force all Greeks to declare their full income, which includes measures that would force taxi drivers to issue receipts. hide caption

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Greece's Bottom Line: Too Many Tax Cheats

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Protesters demonstrate against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church at the beginning of the German bishops' conference in Freiburg on Feb. 22. Winfried Rothermel/AP hide caption

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