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July 10, 2009

Your Turn: Vatican Pomp and (This) Circumstance


After days and days of ceremonial photo-ops from Russia, the ultimately not-very-substantive G-8 summit, and today, the Obama visit to the Vatican, I think this image — courtesy of Sasha or Malia, I can’t tell which — actually seems like a nice editorial comment, if not just a breath of fresh air.

(image: Franco Iriglia/Getty Images. h/t: NYT Lens blog. caption: First Lady Michelle Obama leaving the Vatican after meeting Pope Benedict XVI with the President)

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