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A poster showing Pope Benedict XVI is seen near a section of Israel's separation barrier next to Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Sunday, May 10, 2009. Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged Middle East Christians to persevere in their faith despite hardships threatening the existence of their ancient communities. Pope Benedict XVI is on a week long tour in the Middle East that includes Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. APAimages Photo / Najeh Hashlamoun