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WW2-ANNIVERSARY/RUSSIA
RTS2Z8AP 
January 21, 2020 
Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk attends a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of... 
Stavropol, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk attends a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of... 
Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk attends a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the city from Nazi troops, in Stavropol, Russia January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko 
GERMANY
RTX11NRA 
July 15, 2013 
A general view the city of Berlin is seen from Drachenberg hill, July 15, 2013. Pictured are the radio... 
Berlin, Germany 
A general view the city of Berlin is seen from Drachenberg hill 
A general view the city of Berlin is seen from Drachenberg hill, July 15, 2013. Pictured are the radio tower (Funkturm) (R) and the TV tower (Fernsehturm). REUTERS/Kirill Iordansky (GERMANY - Tags: CITYSCAPE) 
BULGARIA/
RTR3BW6A 
December 25, 2012 
Metropolitan Kirill (C), deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, blesses during a Christmas... 
Sofia, Bulgaria 
Metropolitan Kirill, deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, blesses during a Christmas Eve... 
Metropolitan Kirill (C), deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, blesses during a Christmas Eve mass in Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, December 25, 2012. Bulgaria, unlike some other Orthodox countries, celebrates Christmas on December 25. REUTERS/Dobrin Kashavelov (BULGARIA - Tags: RELIGION) 
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/
RTR3A7R5 
November 09, 2012 
Kirill (C), the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, speaks with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem... 
Jerusalem, Israel 
Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, speaks with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan... 
Kirill (C), the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, speaks with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos (R) during a welcoming ceremony inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre during his visit to Jerusalem's Old City November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION) 
RUSSIA/
RTR2XHI1 
February 08, 2012 
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (2nd R) sits with Supreme Mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin (R),... 
Moscow, Russia 
Russia's PM Putin attends a meeting with religious leaders at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow 
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (2nd R) sits with Supreme Mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin (R), Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna (L) and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill during his meeting with religious leaders at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) 
UKRAINE/
RTR2PC0P 
July 27, 2011 
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (2nd R front), Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia (3d... 
Kiev, Ukraine 
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia and Metropolitan of... 
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (2nd R front), Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia (3d R front) and Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Vladimir (R front) take part in a festive service at Vladimirskaya Gorka (Vladimir Hill) in Kiev July 27, 2011. The service was dedicated to the celebrations for the christening of the country, which was known as Kyivan Rus' at the time, by its grand prince Vladimir I in 988AD. REUTERS/Vladimir Sindeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) 
UKRAINE/
RTR2PBVK 
July 27, 2011 
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (C front), Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia (L front)... 
Kiev, Ukraine 
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia and Metropolitan of... 
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (C front), Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia (L front) and Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Vladimir (R front) take part in a festive service at Vladimirskaya Gorka (Vladimir Hill) in Kiev July 27, 2011. The service was dedicated to the celebrations for the christening of the country, which was known as Kyivan Rus' at the time, by its grand prince Vladimir I in 988AD. REUTERS/Vladimir Sindeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23YQU 
January 28, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23YQQ 
January 28, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (R), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, and participants of the Russian... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, and participants of the Russian Orthodox... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (R), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, and participants of the Russian Orthodox Church Local Council speak in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23YQO 
January 28, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, drops his ballot during elections... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, drops his ballot during elections... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, drops his ballot during elections for the new leader of the Russian Orthodox Church as he is photographed in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y9F 
January 27, 2009 
Supporters of acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, stand with his portraits... 
Moscow, Russia 
Supporters of acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, stand with his portraits... 
Supporters of acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, stand with his portraits during the Local Council outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y93 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (C), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill leads a service after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (C), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y8Z 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (C), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, is helped to be dressed for the... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill is helped to be dressed for the service after he was elected as the leader of... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (C), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, is helped to be dressed for the service after he was elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y8T 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, sits before the announcement that... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill sits before the announcement that he is elected as the leader of the Russian... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, sits before the announcement that he is elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y8S 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, pours water before the announcement... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill pours water before the announcement that he is elected as the leader of the Russian... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, pours water before the announcement that he is elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y8G 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (C), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, receives congratulations after... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill receives congratulations after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (C), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, receives congratulations after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y87 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (R), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, receives congratulations after... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill receives congratulations after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill (R), Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, receives congratulations after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y82 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y7V 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/DECISION
RTR23Y7L 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service after being elected as the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, January 27, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church elected moderniser Metropolitan Kirill, 62, as its new leader on Tuesday, succeeding Alexiy II, who died last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA PATRIARCH/MEETING
RTR23XO9 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral prior to the Local Council meeting, January 27, 2009. Moderniser and acting church head Metropolitan Kirill has led the contest of three shortlisted candidates to succeed Patriarch Alexiy II, who oversaw the Church's dramatic post-Soviet revival before his death last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA PATRIARCH/MEETING
RTR23XNY 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral prior to the Local Council meeting, January 27, 2009. Moderniser and acting church head Metropolitan Kirill has led the contest of three shortlisted candidates to succeed Patriarch Alexiy II, who oversaw the Church's dramatic post-Soviet revival before his death last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA PATRIARCH/MEETING
RTR23XNO 
January 27, 2009 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ... 
Moscow, Russia 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ... 
Acting Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, leads a service in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral prior to the Local Council meeting, January 27, 2009. Moderniser and acting church head Metropolitan Kirill has led the contest of three shortlisted candidates to succeed Patriarch Alexiy II, who oversaw the Church's dramatic post-Soviet revival before his death last month. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR23UYX 
January 25, 2009 
A combination of photographs shows the three candidates for the election to succeed Alexiy II as patriarch,... 
Moscow, Russia 
A combination of photographs shows the three candidates for patriarch announced by the Council of Bishops... 
A combination of photographs shows the three candidates for the election to succeed Alexiy II as patriarch, announced during the Council of Bishops in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow January 25, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church prayed for divine guidance on Sunday at the start of a process to choose a new leader likely to pit conservatives against those who want to open up the church to the rest of the world. Pictured are (L-R): Metropolitan Kliment, Metropolitan Kirill and Metropolitan Filaret. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR23ULI 
January 25, 2009 
Metropolitan Kirill (C), a likely candidate to succeed Alexiy II as patriarch, speaks at the Council... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill speaks at Council of Bishops in Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow 
Metropolitan Kirill (C), a likely candidate to succeed Alexiy II as patriarch, speaks at the Council of Bishops in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow January 25, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church prayed for divine guidance on Sunday at the start of a process to choose a new leader likely to pit conservatives against those who want to open up the church to the rest of the world. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR23UKO 
January 25, 2009 
Metropolitan Kirill speaks at the Council of Bishops in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow January... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill speaks at the Council of Bishops in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow 
Metropolitan Kirill speaks at the Council of Bishops in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow January 25, 2009. The Russian Orthodox Church prayed for divine guidance on Sunday in choosing a new leader, a process likely to pit conservatives against those who want to open up the church to the rest of the world. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA/
RTR234ZJ 
January 07, 2009 
Metropolitan Kirill leads the Orthodox Christmas service in Moscow's Christ The Saviour Cathedral, early... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill leads Orthodox Christmas service in Moscow's Christ The Saviour Cathedral 
Metropolitan Kirill leads the Orthodox Christmas service in Moscow's Christ The Saviour Cathedral, early on January 7, 2009. Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7 according to the Julian calendar that is used by the country's Orthodox church. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA/
RTR2345F 
January 06, 2009 
Metropolitan Kirill leads an Orthodox Christmas Mass at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow January... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill leads an Orthodox Christmas Mass in Moscow 
Metropolitan Kirill leads an Orthodox Christmas Mass at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow January 6, 2009. Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7 according to the Julian calendar that is used by the country's Orthodox church. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/KIRILL
RTR22EZH 
December 09, 2008 
Metropolitan Kirill attends the funeral service for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill attends funeral service for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy II in Moscow 
Metropolitan Kirill attends the funeral service for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 9, 2008. Metropolitan Kirill, the interim leader of the Russian Orthodox Church was led away briefly from the funeral ceremony for late Patriarch Alexiy II on Tuesday after apparently feeling unwell, a Reuters photographer said. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/KIRILL
RTR22EXO 
December 09, 2008 
Metropolitan Kirill (R) and other clergymen lead a funeral service for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill and other clergymen lead a funeral service for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy... 
Metropolitan Kirill (R) and other clergymen lead a funeral service for Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 9, 2008. Metropolitan Kirill, the interim leader of the Russian Orthodox Church was led away briefly from the funeral ceremony for late Patriarch Alexiy II on Tuesday after apparently feeling unwell, a Reuters photographer said. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BZK 
December 06, 2008 
Metropolitan Kirill attends a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral,... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill attends a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral... 
Metropolitan Kirill attends a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BZH 
December 06, 2008 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy lies in state in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, December 6, 2008.... 
Moscow, Russia 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy lies in state in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy lies in state in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BZE 
December 06, 2008 
Clerics lead a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, December... 
Moscow, Russia 
Clerics lead a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral 
Clerics lead a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BZC 
December 06, 2008 
Clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church carry the casket of Patriarch Alexiy into Moscow's Christ the Savior... 
Moscow, Russia 
Clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church carry the casket of Patriarch Alexiy into Moscow's Christ the Savior... 
Clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church carry the casket of Patriarch Alexiy into Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BZ8 
December 06, 2008 
Leading clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church hold a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy as he is laying... 
Moscow, Russia 
Leading clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church hold mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy as he is laying... 
Leading clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church hold a mourning service for Patriarch Alexiy as he is laying in state in his residence in Peredelkino outside Moscow, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BZ3 
December 06, 2008 
Leading clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church hold a conference at the residence of late Patriarch Alexiy... 
Moscow, Russia 
Leading clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church hold conference at residence of late Patriarch Alexiy II... 
Leading clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church hold a conference at the residence of late Patriarch Alexiy II in Peredelkino outside Moscow, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BZ0 
December 06, 2008 
Clergymen carry the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Moscow, Russia 
Clergymen carry the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Clergymen carry the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BYY 
December 06, 2008 
A man mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Moscow, Russia 
A man mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
A man mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BYR 
December 06, 2008 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
Moscow, Russia 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch Alexiy II, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BYM 
December 06, 2008 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mourning ceremony in the Christ the Saviour... 
Moscow, Russia 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mourning ceremony in the Christ the Saviour... 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mourning ceremony in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BYG 
December 06, 2008 
Nuns mourn during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Moscow, Russia 
Nuns mourn during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Nuns mourn during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BYA 
December 06, 2008 
A nun mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Moscow, Russia 
A nun mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
A nun mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BY4 
December 06, 2008 
A clergyman kisses the body of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Moscow, Russia 
A clergyman kisses the body of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
A clergyman kisses the body of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BY1 
December 06, 2008 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the... 
Moscow, Russia 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the... 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BXV 
December 06, 2008 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the... 
Moscow, Russia 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the... 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BXQ 
December 06, 2008 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
Moscow, Russia 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch Alexiy II, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BXO 
December 06, 2008 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mouring ceremony in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Moscow, Russia 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mouring ceremony in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mouring ceremony in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BXL 
December 06, 2008 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mouring ceremony in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Moscow, Russia 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mouring ceremony in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
The coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II lies in state during a mouring ceremony in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
RUSSIA-PATRIARCH/
RTR22BXJ 
December 06, 2008 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
Moscow, Russia 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch Alexiy II, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
Clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church carry the casket of Patriarch Alexiy in to Moscow's Christ the Savior... 
Moscow, Russia 
Clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church carry the casket of Patriarch Alexiy in to Moscow's Christ the Savior... 
Clerics of Russia's Orthodox Church carry the casket of Patriarch Alexiy in to Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Pool (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
A nun mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
Moscow, Russia 
A nun mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour... 
A nun mourns during a ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
People pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Moscow, Russia 
People pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
People pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the... 
Moscow, Russia 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the... 
People attend a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II as he is laying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
Clergymen pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Moscow, Russia 
Clergymen pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Clergymen pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more cooperation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
Metropolitan Kirill holds a candle during a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the... 
Moscow, Russia 
Metropolitan Kirill holds candle during mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II in Christ the Saviour... 
Metropolitan Kirill holds a candle during a mourning ceremony for Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more co-operation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
A priest kisses the body of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is lying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Moscow, Russia 
Priest kisses the body of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is lying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
A priest kisses the body of Patriarch Alexiy II as he is lying in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more co-operation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
People pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Moscow, Russia 
People pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
People pay their last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more co-operation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
A priest pays his last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
Moscow, Russia 
Priest pays his last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral... 
A priest pays his last respects at the coffin of Patriarch Alexiy II in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more co-operation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
A woman holds a portrait of Patriarch Alexiy II and makes the sign of the cross as the body of the Orthodox... 
Moscow, Russia 
Woman holds portrait of Patriarch Alexiy II and makes sign of cross as body of te Orthodox church leader... 
A woman holds a portrait of Patriarch Alexiy II and makes the sign of the cross as the body of the Orthodox church leader lies in state in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more co-operation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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December 06, 2008 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
Moscow, Russia 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch... 
People line up outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral to pay their last respects to Patriarch Alexiy II, December 6, 2008. The Russian Orthodox Church chose Metropolitan Kirill as an interim leader on Saturday after the death of Patriarch Alexiy II, a move that could open the way for more co-operation with Catholics. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA) 
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