The World Reacts to Pope Francis

Tears of joy swept the Vatican and the new Pope Francis's home country of Argentina after he was announced to the world Tuesday. See photos of Catholics responding to the news.

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Visitors take photos of Pope Francis as he is introduced from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.

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A nun listens to the newly elected Pope Francis as he speaks to the crowd in St. Peter's Square.

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Latin Americans gathered inside the Metropolitan Cathedral to celebrate their new pope in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A man reacts as newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Vatican.

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Paola La Rocca celebrates after hearing on the speakers at the Metropolitan Cathedral that Buenos Aires' Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was chosen as Pope in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Even the police react with cheer in St. Peter's Square as they listen to newly elected Pope.

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A Catholic nun sings as people gather outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first pope ever from the Americas.

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Young women react as Argentina's cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appears on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica's after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

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People wave flags and cheer after newly elected Pope Francis I appeared.