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In pictures: Pope Francis marks Mideast trip with more bold gestures

The Pope continues his tour of the Holy Land with further navigation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents a gift to Pope Francis during their meeting at the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem, May 26, 2014.

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Pope Francis visits the tomb of Theodor Herzl with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem May 26, 2014.

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Pope Francis, third from right, celebrates Mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Sunday, May 25, 2014.

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Pope Francis is welcomed upon his arrival at the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Pope Francis landed Sunday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state as he began a busy second day of his Mideast pilgrimage.

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Pope Francis leads an open-air mass at the Manger Square, next the Nativity Church in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Francis called the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate ‘unacceptable’ as he landed Sunday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state.

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A priest takes a picture of Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai with a mobile phone during his visit to the Maronite church in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv May 26, 2014. Rai joined Pope Francis on his tour of the Holy Land, drawing criticism in Lebanon which remains in a formal state of war with its southern neighbor Israel.

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Pope Francis shakes hands with Israeli Rabbi David Lau during a meeting in Jerusalem, May 26, 2014.

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Pope Francis embrace Israeli President Shimon Peres at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, May 26, 2014. Pope Francis navigated the minefield of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and humbly bowed to kiss the hands of Holocaust survivors on Monday, the last day of a Mideast trip laden with bold personal gestures.

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Pope Francis embraces Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka, middle, and Omar Abboud, leader of Argentina's Muslim community, left, after praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 26, 2014. At right is Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch.

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Pope Francis listens to the speech delivered by the Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch, left, after praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday.

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