The Vatican  
The Vatican has only been a state of its own since 1929, but it certainly looks older than that. The pope has the power, and his name is Francis. The Vatican is the smallest state in the world, and I visited it the first time on 16 March 2006.

Basilica of Saint PeterFountain on St Peter's Square in the VaticanThe Swiss Guard

Fountain on St Peter's Square in the VaticanBasilica of Saint PeterSt Peter's Square in the Vatican

Basilica of Saint PeterBasilica of Saint PeterBasilica of Saint Peter

Basilica of Saint PeterBasilica of Saint PeterBasilica of Saint Peter

Basilica of Saint PeterGrave of John Paul IIThe Swiss Guard

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