Couples tango for Pope Francis in St Peter's Square

Pope Francis, who was born in Buenos Aires, is known to be a big fan of the Latin American dance.

The event took place during the pontiff's weekly public audience in the square.

About 13,000 people attended the address, with some well-wishers bringing birthday cards, cake and the Argentine drink mate.

The tango developed at the end of the 19th Century on the streets of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.

Since being elected pontiff in March 2013, Pope Francis has established a distinctive papal image that led to Time magazine declaring him its Person of the Year.

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