Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
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Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Washington, D.C.

Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
The pontiff greets the crowd at Andrews Air Force Base. His six-day visit to Washington and New York will include talks with President Bush and a speech at the United Nations. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
The White House called President Bush’s greeting of the pope’s plane an unprecedented show of deference by the president for a foreign leader. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna were also on hand for Benedict’s arrival. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
The pope greets a member of the crowd at Andrews Air Force Base, where about 200 officials and guests turned out. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
Immigration and the Iraq war are two of the topics likely to arise when Benedict and Bush hold private talks Wednesday. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, Bush will be host of an official welcoming ceremony for the pope, which is expected to draw as many as 9,000 guests to the White House’s South Lawn. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
Benedict and Bush survey the crowd. Groups representing victims of priest sexual abuse have asked the pope to meet with survivors during his visit. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Pope Benedict XVI in Washington, D.C.
Benedict gazes at a member of the honor guard on hand for his arrival. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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