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Faithfuls carry a wooden cross at St Peter square ahead of the... News PhotoCarrying,Horizontal,International Landmark,Papal Conclave,Religion,St. Peter's Square,State of the Vatican City,Vatican,Wood - MaterialPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFaithfuls carry a wooden cross at St Peter square ahead of the conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. Catholic cardinals had a final day of jockeying for position the same day before shutting themselves into the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's shock resignation, with an Italian and a Brazilian who both head powerful archdioceses among the top contenders. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)