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Pontifical Swiss Guard.The Corps of the Pontifical Swiss Guard or Swiss Guard,Guardia Svizzera Pontificia,responsible for the safety of the Pope, including the security of the Apostolic Palace. It serves as the de facto military of Vatican City..Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the holy mass and rite of Episcopal ordination in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on February 5, 2011.

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Pontifical Swiss GuardThe Corps of the Pontifical Swiss Guard or Swiss Guard
Pontifical Swiss Guard.The Corps of the Pontifical Swiss Guard or Swiss Guard,Guardia Svizzera Pontificia,responsible for the safety of the Pope, including the security of the Apostolic Palace. It serves as the de facto military of Vatican City..Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the holy mass and rite of Episcopal ordination in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on February 5, 2011.

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From gallery: Vatican City
Source: Spaziani
Date 4 Feb 2010
Location: State of the Vatican City
Credit: Stefano Spaziani
Copyright: © Stefano Spaziani
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Città del Vaticano
Pontifical Swiss Guard
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Guardia Svizzera Pontificia
St. Peter Basilica at the Vatican
Basilica Vaticana
Saint Peter's Square
Piazza San Pietro
Stefano Spaziani
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