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Iceland's government is drafting plans to ban pornography online and in print. Supporters say it's an attempt to shield children. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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French workers burn tires outside the Goodyear tire factory in Amiens, France, on Tuesday, after Titan CEO Maurice Taylor criticized French workers in a letter addressed to Industrial Renewal Minister Arnaud Montebourg. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during his farewell meeting to cardinals Thursday. Benedict promised his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor. AP hide caption

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The Five Star Movement's Beppe Grillo is shown on TV Monday at the Democratic Party press center in Rome. The prospect of political paralysis hung over Italy as election results showed the upstart protest campaign making stunning inroads, and mainstream forces of center-left and center-right wrestling for control of Parliament's two houses. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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The resignation of Celestine in 1294 provided the spiritual and legal groundwork for Benedict, shown at the Santa Maria di Collemaggio Basilica in 2009. AP/L'Osservsatore Romano hide caption

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Workers open ballots in a polling station in Rome on Tuesday following Italy's general elections. The initial results showed a close race with no clear-cut winner, a development that made financial markets jumpy. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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