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May 06, 2009 
New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard stand at attention during the swearing in ceremony at... 
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New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard stand at attention during the swearing in ceremony at... 
New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard stand at attention during the swearing in ceremony at Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican May 6, 2009. The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506 and consisting of 100 volunteers who must be Swiss, Catholic, single, at least 174 centimetres tall and beardless, celebrate their 502nd anniversary this year. New recruits are sworn in every year on May 6, commemorating the date in which 147 Swiss soldiers died defending the Pope during an attack on Rome on May 6, 1527. There are 33 new recruits sworn in for this year. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN RELIGION MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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