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Here are some of the best images from Pope Benedict XVI's weekend trip to Lebanon, from Catholic News Service:

People await the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut Sept. 14 with a banner reading, "Have no fear, the Pope is here." (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Benedict is presented with a gift as he arrives at Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut Sept. 14. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Catholic Press Photo)
A gift of decorative knives is given to Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to St. Paul's Basilica in Harissa Sept. 14. (CNS photo /Paul Haring)
Pope Benedict XVI carries a cross as he arrives with Melkite Patriarch Gregoire III Laham of Damascus, Syria, during his visit to the Melkite Catholic Basilica of St. Paul in Harissa Sept. 14. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Catholic Press Photo)
Pope Benedict XVI attends a ceremony and signing of his apostolic exhortation on the Middle East at the Melkite Catholic Basilica of St. Paul Sept. 14. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Men celebrate after Pope Benedict XVI arrives to the Baabda Presidential Palace for meetings with Lebanese leaders southeast of Beirut Sept. 15. During the meetings the pope urged multifaith Lebanon to be a model of peace and religious coexistence in the Middle East. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
A Lebanese soldier looks out over the crowd gathered for a youth encounter with Pope Benedict XVI outside the patriarchal headquarters of the Maronite Catholic Church in Bkerke, Lebanon, Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)
A rosary formed of balloons floats above the crowd gathered for Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting with youth Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Young women wearing t-shirts with the number 16 present a giant copy of the "YouCat" Catholic catechism for youth to Pope Benedict XVI during his meeting with young people Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the crowd during his meeting with youths Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Fireworks explode in the sky as Pope Benedict XVI attends a meeting with youths in Bkerke Sept. 15. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (Sept. 17, 2012)
Olive trees are seen onstage as Pope Benedict XVI meets with young people Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the popemobile to celebrate an outdoor Mass on the Beirut waterfront Sept. 16. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)
A crowd of at least 350,000 people is seen in an aerial view as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass on the waterfront in Beirut Sept. 16. (CNS photo/pool via Reuters)

 

 
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