PALACE DOORS OPEN

The Associated Press Published:

The palace doors in Castel Gandolfo have just swung open and two Swiss Guards have appeared standing at attention. Police say the town square holds 4,000 people but it's now overflowing and many are filling the surrounding streets.

-- Frances D'Emilio -- Twitter http://twitter.com/fdemilio

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