AP PHOTOS: Argentina Samba School Pays Tribute to Pope

January 11, 2015 8:26 PM

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A samba school has organized an unusual show to honor Pope Francis during the opening of a hugely popular carnival in Argentina.

The troupe Ara Yevi combined characters dressed as the pope or angels with scantily clad female dancers in its homage to the Argentine-born pontiff when the carnival opened Saturday in Gualeguaychu, about 230 kilometers (about 140 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires.

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