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The Latin American pope

Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself in a decidedly different style of papacy than his tradition-minded predecessor, who tended to stay ensconced in the frescoed halls of the Vatican.

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AP file photo |

In this picture taken March 20, 2008, Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, right, kisses the feet of a man during a Mass with youth trying to overcome drug addictions in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo |

A man prays as he touches a crucifix at La Candelaria church in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news that Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has become the first pope ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

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Ivan Fernandez/AP Photo |

A man identified as Arturo walks out of the home where Jorge Mario Bergoglio grew up in the neighborhood of Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. According to Arturo, the backyard is the only part of the property that has stayed the same since Bergoglio lived there.

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Ivan Fernandez |

Faithful wave Vatican and Argentine flags as they sing outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news that the Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope.

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Fernando Vergara/AP Photo |

A man prays at the Baby Jesus Church in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

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L'Osservatore Romano via AP Photo |

In this March 12, 2013, photo from L'Osservatore Romano, cardinals, in red, and faithful attend a Mass for the election of a new pope celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Sodano inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.