March 2: Day in pics

Updated: Mar 03, 2013 00:03 IST

Two nuns stand on the St.Peter's Square in the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI has become the day before the first pope to resign in over 700 years, telling a tearful crowd of faithful that he will now be 'a simple pilgrim' as cardinals on Friday begin preparing for a conclave in the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor. AFP photo
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Two nuns stand on the St.Peter's Square in the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI has become the day before the first pope to resign in over 700 years, telling a tearful crowd of faithful that he will now be 'a simple pilgrim' as cardinals on Friday begin preparing for a conclave in the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor. AFP photo

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