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    Pope John Paul sits in his bedroom in the Apostolic Palace.
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    An exterior view of the Apostolic Palace where the Pope resides.
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    The entryway to Apostolic Palace where the Pope resides.
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    Swiss guards stand watch in the Clementine hall at the Apostolic Palace in Rome, Vatican City, Feb. 1, 2005.
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    A view of the Seconda Loggia of the Apostolic Palace on October 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.
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    The Apostolic Palace's corridors leading to the Pope's apartments are guarded by the Swiss Guards.
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    The entrance of the Vatican Prefecture at the Apostolic Palace, May 30, 2009, in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Sixtus V (1585- 1590) built the three-level courtyards of the Apostolic palace where the present pope lives and where every Sunday at noon he stands at the window (the second from the right on the third floor), and blesses the crowd that gathers in the magnificent Vatican square.
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    Pope John Paul prays in a private chapel located within the Pope's residence in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City, Vatican.
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    Pope Benedict XVI writing-table of his studio at the Apostolic Palace, Oct. 29, 2012, in Vatican City, Vatican.
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    Pope Benedict XVI writing table in his studio at the Apostolic Palace, Oct. 25, 2012, in Vatican City, Vatican.
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    The sitting room of the Pope, located with in the Apostolic Palace.
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    The Pope's desk in his office.
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    Pope John Paul enters his office in the Apostolic Palace.
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    Cardinal Angelo Sodano enters a room at the Apostolic Palace in Rome, Vatican City, Feb. 4, 2005.
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    Pope Benedict XVI enjoys a meal with a fellow priest at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Vatican.
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