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July 10th, 2009
05:43 PM ET

Beat 360º 7/10/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama exchange gifts with Pope Benedict XVI in his library at the Vatican. (Photo by Vatican Pool/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE: Check out our Beat 360° Winners!


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soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. Marissa, Beaver, PA

    Obama: I saw these at Bed, Pope and Beyond and I just knew they were perfect for you!

    July 10, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  2. Doug, Poynette, WI

    So exactly how long was hell frozen over for after the Red Sox championship?

    July 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm |
  3. Ben from HanoverNH

    Obama: "So I hear Dan Brown's next book is set in Washington DC"
    Pope Benedict: "Hallelujah! I can't deal with anymore of his Vatican nonesense"

    July 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  4. Jan from Wood Dale IL

    Thanks, your Holiness, for the red slippers! You're sure if I click my heels together and say "I want to go home", that they'll work?

    July 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  5. Denise, Leawood KS

    Do I like this pattern? DO I LIKE THIS PATTERN? Is the Pope Catholic?

    July 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  6. Marissa, Beaver, PA

    Obama: So, is this written in Latin?

    Pope: Pft, who knows? I think it's just jibbrish.

    July 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  7. Tarja, Finland

    I MUST resist it. I must NOT hug the Pope!

    July 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  8. lisa (Chicago IL)

    Barack: "Pope, look at this. You're telling me this is the final page of the 7th Harry Potter book? Who wrote this, a three-year-old? What a rip-off.."
    Michelle: "What is it?"
    Barack: "Apparently, one of her kids water colored the final page on accident, because this is NOT what I was expecting.."

    July 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  9. Sean B, El Segundo, CA

    President Obama, glad that he went with the traditional suit over the red cape today.

    July 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  10. Kevin, Miami FL

    This is how close Russia is to Alaska's former governor, Mrs. Palin.

    July 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  11. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    "No, I don't think that's too' flashy' to wear to the movie 'Bruno"

    July 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  12. Marissa, Beaver, PA

    Obama: I drew a pretty picture of Anderson Cooper on a napkin for you to hang with your other works of art!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  13. Barb Keokuk, Iowa

    You see, you tuck your iPod in the pocket on the back side of the vestments and you run the chord up and over your shoulder. You then have your favorite tunes with you always!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  14. Marissa, Beaver, PA

    Obama: I bought you these party napkins, they kind of match all of your priceless oil paintings!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm |
  15. Lisa in Syracuse

    When we finish these formalities, Silvio Berlusconi will come over and then the party will really begin.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm |
  16. Mel

    On e-Bay, I saw this for $19.99

    Mel, Whittier CA

    July 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  17. Doug, Poynette, WI

    President Bush would have loved these..... He really likes picture books.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  18. DENG, Glendale, Az

    I don't wont this gift, could you pleas pray for me to win next election!!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  19. Leslie Gutwald

    Obama say, "I'll take one of these." But feeling the First Lady's eye on him, he says, "You better make that two."

    Leslie G., Laurel, MD

    July 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  20. Doug, Poynette, WI

    Somebody really should have run spell check before printing these off....

    July 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  21. Jim,Calif

    Your Holiness , Can you possibly talk to the Lord & ask Him to speak the word only & remove all sin from mankinds hearts & minds immediatly Please?? If Not Please tell him to come back soon This mess is more than all the Leadrers of the world can handle.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  22. Karen: Windsor, CT

    And we thought these colors would work well for you...you're an autumn, right your holiness?

    July 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  23. joe - oxnard. ca

    Your hollyness, I see you wrote our names in the book of life.

    No my child, that is today's guest list.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  24. Rolando - Dallas, TX

    "I must say, this gift sure tops that dreadful autographed jersey Da Silva gave me."

    July 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  25. Teagan- Ft.Collins,C.O.

    We've never had an Irish Pope?!?! O'Bama Out.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  26. Tarja, Finland

    Well, Barack is going to have it tough buying ME the gift for OUR next wedding anniversary!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  27. Jonathan from CT

    Obama: "I'm the face of the United States, and you're the face of Catholicism"

    Pope Benedict XVI: "No, actually it's Robert Langdon"

    July 10, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  28. Greg Lewis - San Diego, CA

    What's it like having people revere you?

    Obama: It's pretty good.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:45 pm |
  29. Greg - Chattanooga

    Is the Ink still wet

    July 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  30. Rein Polli

    Will that slice be to go?

    July 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  31. Tim Singer - Redwood City, CA

    What do late fees run on these books?

    July 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  32. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Hey, these are the best dish towels KMart carries.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  33. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    " I know everyone is cutting back and times are toughbut I've never heard of an ....iPope?

    July 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  34. Tim Singer - Redwood City, CA

    And for you, I brought a photo from my commencement speech that I gave at Notre Dame.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  35. john nashville, tn

    "And if I sell these on ebay, do you think I could make enough to bid on a 360 t-shirt?"

    July 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  36. Greg Lewis - San Diego, CA

    Can I call you Joe?

    (Joseph Ratzinger)

    July 10, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  37. Brandi March & Lorrin Magill ATL GA

    "Don't worry about not spending too much on our gift, Michelle and I totally swiped these towels from our hotel at the Inauguration."

    July 10, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  38. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    "Seriously, who really wants an IPOD when they could have their very own "Pope-Up" book and "Pope on a Rope" bath essentials!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm |
  39. Don, WA

    "Well Pope Benedict, these are swell...I wonder if they make board-shorts in this design."

    July 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  40. Jon -- Niantic CT

    Obama: "Get Tom Hanks over here! This looks like a secret Illuminati symbol!"

    July 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  41. Isabel

    Your Holiness,
    Please, pray for me. Tomorrow I will have another interview with Anderson Cooper!

    Oh, Gosh... do with he doesn't ask me about photos!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  42. Angelique Blanchard

    Obama: So Mr. Pope.. how 'bout if you give me one of those and I'll assure you you'll win the silver fox award!

    Pope: Ooohhh good idea my son!

    First Lady: *Hmm that's gonna be a tough one dear*

    Angelique Blanchard,
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    July 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  43. Sherry, Montreal

    Ha, check it out, I found Waldo first!

    July 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  44. Taro Singh (Barbados)

    We need one of these for the White House.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  45. jim in Defiance, Ohio

    "Your ipod will go right in here and no one will be able to see it. You can listen to some MJ instead of that mass music."

    July 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  46. Barb in MN

    Well yes Your Holiness – I guess, if you wanted to make them into cup coasters you could cut them right about here.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  47. Greg Lewis - San Diego, CA

    These are relics from World War II. You remember World War II, don't you?

    July 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  48. Christina in Vancouver, WA

    See, you ARE Catholic and these are the woods where the bear....

    July 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  49. Robert

    Pope Benedict XVI: Yes, you are absolutely correct. That is a canvas graphic of President and Mrs. Bill Clinton. With sincere apologies we were kinda praying for a Hillary win. However, we did not instigate the Notre Dame protests.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  50. Kath - So. Cal.

    And the red matches your shoes…

    July 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
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