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Pope warns Gaza conflict could spread

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead his Wednesday audience at the Paul VI hall in Vatican November 21, 2012. Pope Benedict on Wednesday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make "courageous decisions" to end the Gaza conflict, saying it risked spilling over into the rest of the Middle East. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead his Wednesday audience at the Paul VI hall in Vatican November 21, 2012. Pope Benedict on Wednesday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make "courageous decisions" to end the Gaza conflict, saying it risked...more

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead his Wednesday audience at the Paul VI hall in Vatican November 21, 2012. Pope Benedict on Wednesday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make "courageous decisions" to end the Gaza conflict, saying it risked spilling over into the rest of the Middle East. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI attends during his Wednesday audience at the Paul VI hall in Vatican November 21, 2012. Pope Benedict on Wednesday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make "courageous decisions" to end the Gaza conflict, saying it risked spilling over into the rest of the Middle East. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI attends during his Wednesday audience at the Paul VI hall in Vatican November 21, 2012. Pope Benedict on Wednesday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make "courageous decisions" to end the Gaza conflict, saying it risked...more

Pope Benedict XVI attends during his Wednesday audience at the Paul VI hall in Vatican November 21, 2012. Pope Benedict on Wednesday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make "courageous decisions" to end the Gaza conflict, saying it risked spilling over into the rest of the Middle East. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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