Aides at Bedside, Crowds in Square Wait with Pope

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Pope John Paul II's closest aides surround him as he lies near death in his home at the Vatican. He is aware, Vatican authorities say, that the end is near. Outside, a huge crowd stands vigil in St. Peter's square, praying for the pope's welfare and celebrating his life.

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