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Security in Rome heavy for pope’s funeral

Heavy security covered Rome for Pope John Paul II’s funeral Friday, with police helicopters and air force combat jets patrolling the skies. Authorities used X-ray machines to screen pilgrims’ bags, and hundreds of officers guarded the roads leading to St. Peter’s Square. Elite members of the Carabinieri, Italy’s police force, were stationed at virtually every major intersection in Rome, part of the capital’s efforts to minimize the threat of a terrorist attack on the more than 80 heads of state and monarchs attending the Mass. Full Story

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