March 14, 2013
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Jorge Bergoglio appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica after being elected pope.
Newly elected Pope Francis bowed in prayer on a balcony at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Francis blessed the crowd from the balcony.
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Thousands of people waited at St. Peter’s Square.
Roman Catholic faithful prayed during the first Mass to celebrate the election of Pope Francis, in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires.
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A newspaper in Colombia announced the new pontiff.
A congregation gathered at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, after the announcement of the new pope.
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The flag of Argentina was waved at St. Peter's Square.
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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is seen with poor people and drug addicts in Buenos Aires during the Holy Thursday celebration on March 20, 2008.
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Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley is seen with Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio at his residence in Buenos Aires on Dec. 5, 2010.
Jorge Bergoglio, second from left back row, is seen with his family in an undated photo.
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is seen in an undated photo.
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In this 2008 photo, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio rode the subway in Buenos Aires.
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Onlookers in St. Peter's Square took photos as Francis spoke to the crowd.
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The massive crowd waved flags and signs as they packed St. Peter’s Square.
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A reader held the first edition of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano after the election of Pope Francis.
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A woman displayed rosary beads after white smoke billowed from the chimney.
Francis waved to the crowd.
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Tens of thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square to witness the first appearance of the new pope.
A huge crowd watched as the new pope appeared at the balcony.
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The white smoke signaled that a new pope had been selected.
Crowds reacted in St. Peter's Square after white smoke billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.
Faithful reacted as the smoke rose from the chimney.