Obama will pick up Pope Francis at the airport

Pope Francis and Obama
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It's not President Obama's M.O. to pick people up at the airport, but for the pope he'll make an exception.

When Pope Francis touches down at a military base outside of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon, the president will greet him personally. It's a welcome he "has extended to virtually no other foreign visitor," The New York Times reports.

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