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4/19/05

Cardinals Prepare For Next Papal Vote

The 115-member college of Cardinals will begin their next round of voting later today.

Early this morning, Cardinals burned their ballots, letting off black smoke over The Vatican.

The black smoke symbolizes that the Cardinals were not able to reach a decision.

If the cardinals choose a pope in the next round of voting, the ballots will burn with an additive designed to turn the smoke white.

The smoke will then be followed by bells over St. Peter's Square. 

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