Friday, March 20, 2009

The Tortoise and the Pope

What's this shot got to do with a PopeTrip, you ask?

Here, the wire caption...
A bag containing the tortoise which was presented as a gift to Pope Benedict XVI, is held by Vatican spokesman father Federico Lombardi, obscured, as he shows journalists aboard the Papal flight, in Yaounde, Cameroon, Friday, March 20, 2009. The tortoise was presented to the Pope by a group of Pygmies from Cameroon's Baka tribe prior to leaving the Vatican embassy on his way to Angola.
...and, here, the Pygmies:

PHOTOS: AP(1); Reuters(2)