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Pope Francis lands in Israel

May 25, 2014 5:24 P.M. (Updated: May 25, 2014 5:24 P.M.)
TEL AVIV (AFP) -- Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday to formally launch the final leg of his three-day Middle East tour.

He flew in by helicopter from the West Bank town of Bethlehem, landing at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv where he was to be welcomed by Israeli President Shimon Peres.
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