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Peres, Francis symbolically plant tree

After about a 15-minute meeting, Peres and the pope enter the sunlight for the public ceremony.

Before going on stage, the two stop next to an olive tree to symbolically plant it while strolling through the residence gardens.

Peres and Francis inspecting the olive tree. (Screen capture: GPO)
Peres and Francis inspecting the olive tree. (Screen capture: GPO)

Interestingly, though Francis is about 15 years younger than Peres, it seems the Israeli president is the one helping him down the stairs and not vice versa.

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