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Pope takes a Venice gondola ride

For Pope Benedict XVI, the best way to travel was by water after holding an open-air mass attended by more than 300,000 people in Venice, Italy.

Benedict glided across the mouth of the Grand Canal in a gondola styled for Venice's ancient rulers. The vessel was piloted by four gondolieri in white outfits and golden sashes. The short passage was watched by thousands lining the canals.

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