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Last Updated: Sunday April 03 2005 13:51 GMT

In pictures: Mass for the Pope

Crowds in St Peter's Square
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Tens of thousands of people went to St Peter's Square to attend a Requiem Mass for Pope John Paul II.
Picture of the Pope amid remembrance candles
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Pilgrims had spent the night lighting candles to remember the Pope.
Vatican Secretary of State Angelo Sodano, flanked by German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (R) and Cardinal Giacomo Biffi
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Cardinals offered prayers in memory of the man who led the Catholic Church for 26 years.
Woman praying
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The Pope had asked believers not to cry for him, although not everyone could help it.
Nun attending Mass.
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Pope John Paul II was able to reach out to people from around the world.
Man at Sunday's Mass
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He was especially keen to engage young people - and a day before dying reportedly thanked them for praying for him.
Pope's body lying in state
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After the Mass, officials were able to file past the Pope's body lying in state at the Apostolic Palace.
Cardinals at Mass.
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On Sunday, all thoughts were on the Holy Father - though cardinals will soon have to choose a successor.

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