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03/14/2013 10:03 am ET Updated Mar 14, 2013

Pope Francis Dominates Newspaper Front Pages (PHOTOS)

All eyes were on the Vatican when Pope Francis was elected the new pope on Wednesday.

There was wall-to-wall coverage of the pope as the world eagerly awaited the results of the conclave and later, the first address from Pope Francis. Media outlets clamored for more information about the new pope for the rest of the day.

On Thursday, the pope's appointment dominated newspaper front pages. Newspapers splashed his photo, many of them referencing the papal precedents set by the announcement. The Philadelphia Inquirer, for example, splashed the headline "A Pope Of Firsts." Pope Francis is the first Latin American pope to lead the church, as well as the first Jesuit priest. He is also the first pope to take the name "Francis."

Meanwhile, newspapers in Argentina celebrated the election of an Argentinean pope. Below, see how newspapers around the world covered the new pope.

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