Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon’s capital Beirut Friday, in the third-ever visit by a Roman Catholic prelate to this Mediterranean country. Photos taken by Mohammad Azakir and Hasan Shaaban

  • The plane carrying the pope lands in Beirut airport

  • Pope Benedict XVI waves as he disembarks from the airplane

  • The Holy See is received by President Michel Sleiman

  • The pope waves to faithfull receiving him at the airport

  • People carry banners showing love for the pope

  • Honor guards parade

  • a word for the pope

  • Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elias Audi greets the pope

  • Druze Sheikh Naim Hasan shakes hands with the pope

  • The Holy See leaves the airport accompanied by the President as people cheer

  • Shiite women and children prepare to receive the pope

  • School girls carry Lebanese flags outside of the airport

  • White and yellow balloons are released in celebration

  • Dressed up school children wait for the pope's arrival

  • The Holy See waves to people

  • Children waves Lebanese flags

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