Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue

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FILE - This Sept. 10, 1987 file photo shows President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II talking as they walk during a visit by the pope to the United States. Polish officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and John Paul II, honoring two men whom many Poles credit with helping to topple communism in Gdansk on Saturday July 14, 2012. The bronze statue, is a slightly larger than life rendering of the two late leaders. It is based on this Associated Press photograph taken in 1987 on John Paul's second pontifical visit to the U.S. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart, File)

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Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, July 14, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago.

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