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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lies in state
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Video. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lies in state at St. Peter's Basilica

Thousands of people have paid their respects to the late Pope Benedict XVI, whose remains are lying in state at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. 

Thousands of people have paid their respects to the late Pope Benedict XVI, whose remains are lying in state at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. 

The 95-year-old died on New Year's Eve. Mourners started queuing hours before his body was transferred from the nearby monastery where he passed away. 

Benedict was a controversial leader for some, but was revered as a stalwart of traditional Catholic values by others.

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