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Millions of Mourners for the Pope Expected in Rome

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Millions of Mourners for the Pope Expected in Rome

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Millions of Mourners for the Pope Expected in Rome

Millions of Mourners for the Pope Expected in Rome

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Cardinals and dignitaries pay their respects to Pope John Paul II, whose body lies in repose in the Clementina Hall at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. Reuters hide caption

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Officials plan services for Pope John Paul II, who died Saturday. The public will be able view the pontiff's body for the first time Monday. Rome and Vatican City expect more than 2 million mourners. The pope's funeral is set for Friday morning and his body is to be interred in the grotto at St. Peter's Basilica.