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Pope visits living nativity on Epiphany

Updated 4:19 PM ET, Tue January 7, 2014
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A lamb is placed around the neck of Pope Francis on Monday, January 6, as he visits a living nativity scene for the Epiphany religious holiday. The Feast of the Epiphany marks the day that Christians believe the wise men from the East visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Osservatore Romano/AP
The scene was staged at the St. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori parish church, on the outskirts of Rome. Osservatore Romano/AP
One of the nativity scene's participants places the lamb around the Pope's neck. Osservatore Romano/AP
A child participating in the nativity scene stands next to Pope Francis. Osservatore Romano/AP
The Pope greets a group of women participating in the nativity scene. Osservatore Romano/AP
The Pope greets members of the nativity scene. Osservatore Romano/AP
The Pope shakes hands with a boy. Osservatore Romano/AP
The Pope greets children participating in the nativity scene. Osservatore Romano/AP