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Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 New Years around the world

Pope Benedict XVI prays in front of the Nativity in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI marked the end of a difficult year Monday by saying that despite all the death and injustice in the world, goodness prevails. Benedict celebrated New Year's Eve with a vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica to give thanks for 2012 and look ahead to 2013.