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March 13, 2013


Rome (CNN) -- Black smoke poured from the chimney fixed to the roof of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday morning, indicating that the cardinals' first two votes of the day were inconclusive.
The 115 voting cardinals are taking part in the second day of the secretive conclave to elect a new pope.

Msgr. Guido Marini, master of papal liturgical ceremonies, closes the doors to the Vatican's Sistine Chapel March 12 as cardinals from around the world begin the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Shut off from the outside world, the 115 cardinals will cast ballots to elect a new pontiff. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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