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In a dramatic ending to the outdoor Mass that officially launched his papal reign, Pope Benedict XVI drove through St. Peter's Square standing in an open-topped jeep, a visual contrast to the bullet-proof ``popemobile'' that his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, used after being targeted by an assassin in 1981. A slight figure in gold brocade vestments and mitre, Benedict XVI gave his blessing as church bells rang, the music of Bach resounded from an organ inside St. Peter's Basilica and pilgrims cheered and waved flags. Behind the pope are Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Photo by Grzegorz Galazka.

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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