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Monday, March 4, 2013

Conclave nears, Sistine Chapel closed to visitors

Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, right, speaks with Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, of the Philippines, as they attend Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday. Cardinals from around the world are arriving at the Vatican for the conclave to pick Benedict's successor.