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This picture shows statues ontop of the colonnade at the Vatican... News PhotoColonnade,Day,Horizontal,International Landmark,On Top Of,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,State of the Vatican City,Statue,Vatican CityPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis picture shows statues ontop of the colonnade at the Vatican after it was announced earlier in the day that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO,ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)