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Overflow Crowds Watch Pope's Funeral in Ancient Arena

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who flooded into the Italian capital to watch the funeral of Pope John Paul II were unable to squeeze into St. Peter's Square. Many went to ancient Rome's Circus Maximus instead, watching the ceremony on giant TV screens.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.