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An activist (C) from women's rights protest group Femen is restrained by a policewoman (L) as a woman tries to hit her with an umbrella while Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

An activist (C) from women's rights protest group Femen is restrained by a policewoman (L) as a woman tries to hit her with an umbrella while Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square...more

An activist (C) from women's rights protest group Femen is restrained by a policewoman (L) as a woman tries to hit her with an umbrella while Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
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An activist from women's rights protest group Femen is restrained as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

An activist from women's rights protest group Femen is restrained as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

An activist from women's rights protest group Femen is restrained as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
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Activists from the women's rights protest group Femen are restrained as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Activists from the women's rights protest group Femen are restrained as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Activists from the women's rights protest group Femen are restrained as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
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Activists from the women's rights group Femen protest as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Activists from the women's rights group Femen protest as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Activists from the women's rights group Femen protest as Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
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