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Ancient Arena Houses Rome's Overflow

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Ancient Arena Houses Rome's Overflow

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The Circus Maximus, the ancient Roman stadium, serves as a makeshift hostel for thousands of pilgrims who arrived to pay last respects to Pope John Paul II. Huge video screens set up there and around the Eternal City carry Friday's funeral service live.

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