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Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" are seen during a presentation in the Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" are seen during a presentation in the Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" are seen during a presentation in the Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Georg Ganswein poses with a copy of the Pope's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Georg Ganswein poses with a copy of the Pope's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Georg Ganswein poses with a copy of the Pope's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Journalists receive a copy of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation at the Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Journalists receive a copy of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation at the Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Journalists receive a copy of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Journalists receive a copy of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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