Feb 12: Day in pics

Updated: Feb 12, 2013 11:02 IST

A flash of lighting is seen over St.Peter's Basilica during a rainstorm at Vatican in this picture provided by Ansa. Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church on Monday when he announced he would stand down, the first pope to do so in 700 years. Reuters
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A flash of lighting is seen over St.Peter's Basilica during a rainstorm at Vatican in this picture provided by Ansa. Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church on Monday when he announced he would stand down, the first pope to do so in 700 years. Reuters

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