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Cardinal Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

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White smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican indicatING that the new pope has been elected.

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Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio during their 2007 meeting at the Vatican.

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Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio touches a baby after a 2011 Mass in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, right, gives the holy communion to Argentina's former army chief Roberto Bendini in 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Worshipers pack the Metropolitan Cathedral during the evening Mass on March 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A Catholic nun sings as people gather outside the Metropolitan Cathedral on March 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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People wave Argentine flags and sing outside the Metropolitan Cathedral on March 13 to celebrate that the new pope is Jorge Bergoglio, Buenos Aires' former archbishop.

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Family members of Argentine pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio pose for a portrait in an unknown location. Bergoglio's uncle Oscar Adrian Sivori, stands top left, mother Maria Regina Sivori stands top center, aunt Catalina Ester Sivori stands top right, uncle Vicente Francisco Sivori sits bottom left, grandfather Francisco Sivori Sturla sits second from left, grandmother Maria Gogna de Sivori, sitting second from right, and uncle Luis Juan Sivori.

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Crowds cheer after white smoke billowed from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel indicating that a new pope has been elected March 13 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran announces the newly elected Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the name of Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis waves the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on March 13 at the Vatican.

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Florencia Silva, left, from Peru, and Valentina Brunner, right, from Chile, listen to a cellphone live broadcast of the announcement of a new pope.

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Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio celebrating a 2005 Mass in honor of late Pope John Paul II, pictured at top, at the Buenos Aires Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio giving a mass outside San Cayetano church in 2009 in Buenos Aires.

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jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires kisses the hand of late Pope John Paul II during a ceremony at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd.

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Pope Francis blesses the crowd.

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Then priest Jorge Mario Bergoglio, actual Cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, posse for a picture IN 1973.

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Pope Francis blesses the crowd.

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd.

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Pope Francis, center in white, talks to the crowd, flanked by cardinals including Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, right, Giovanni Battista Re, second from right, and Agostino Vallini, second from left.

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