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French President Nicolas Sarkozy talks to Pope Benedict XVI during a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived for an audience Friday with Pope Benedict XVI that was largely seen as a fence-mending visit following France's controversial crackdown on Gypsies. Sarkozy's government has linked Gypsies, or Roma, to crime, dismantled hundreds of their shantytowns and expelled more than 1,000 Roma in recent months, sending them home to Romania and Bulgaria. The crackdown has been criticized by many Roman Catholics and Benedict himself appeared to weigh in on it with a subtle message about tolerance over the summer. (AP Photo/Christophe Simon, Pool) <span class=meta>(AP Photo/ Christophe Simon)</span>
October 8, 2010 3:49:51 PM PDT