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Photos: Pope Francis' inauguration

Updated 2:48 PM ET, Tue March 19, 2013
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Crowds gather in St Peter's Square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival for his inauguration Mass in Vatican City on Tuesday, March 19. Some 150,000 to 200,000 people turned out, a Vatican spokesman said. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Pope Francis rides through the throngs of faithful in St. Peter's Square. He circled the square in an open-top vehicle, bypassing the Popemobile with its bulletproof glass. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Pope Francis greets crowds as he arrives at St. Peter's Square. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ/LANDOV
Nuns wave to Pope Francis upon his arrival at the square. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ/LANDOV
Francis prepares to kiss a child. EPA/CLAUDIO PERI/LANDOV
A man and woman pray in St. Peter's Square on March 19. REUTERS/GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/LANDOV
Francis greets a baby in St. Peter's Square. He obliged whenever the faithful held up children for him to kiss. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ/LANDOV
Francis touches the head of a disabled person. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ /LANDOV
A woman prays during the inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano puts the fisherman's ring on Pope Francis' finger during the inauguration Mass. The ring represents the pope's role in spreading the Gospel. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
Cardinals attend the Mass. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
A woman prays during the inauguration Mass. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The Mass inaugurated Francis as bishop of Rome and marked the official start of his papacy. He becomes the Catholic Church's 266th pontiff. EPA/MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI/LANDOV
Francis greets the throngs of the faithful. EPA/ETTORE FERRARI/LANDOV
Cardinals attend the ceremony in which Latin America's first pontiff received the formal symbols of papal power. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
A woman holds a card with Francis' picture during the Mass. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A sport utility vehicle gives Francis the kind of direct contact with people he has embraced since becoming pope. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ/LANDOV
Francis prays during his inauguration Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 19. EPA/JACEK TURCZYK/LANDOV
The Inauguration Mass was short, lasting about two hours. EPA/MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI/LANDOV
Francis has made an impression as a pope of the people who is concerned about the welfare of the poor. He wore the simple iron cross that he used as a cardinal. EPA/ETTORE FERRARI/LANDOV