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welcome news: People react after white smoke billowed from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel after Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been elected.

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White smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The white smoke indicates that the new pope has been elected. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Crowds gather in St. Peter's Square to await the announcement of the election of a new pope by the cardinals in conclave in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (This image was taken with a fisheye lens.) (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Black smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, meaning Roman Catholic cardinals have not elected a pope in their second or third rounds of balloting, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinals voted twice Wednesday in Michelangelo's famed frescoed chapel after a first vote Tuesday in a conclave to elect a successor to Benedict XVI, who stunned the Catholic world last month by becoming the first pope in 600 years to resign. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Members of the media take photos of a pilgrim in St. Peter's Square during a mass at St. Peter's Basilica attended by cardinals before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope at the Vatican Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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In this image taken from video provided by CTV, a cardinal places his hands on the Gospel to "promise pledge and swear" to keep the oath of secrecy after entering the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City for the conclave to elect the next pope Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/CTV)

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Black smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The black smoke indicates that the new pope has not been elected yet. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Black smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The black smoke indicates that the new pope has not been elected yet. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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In this image taken from video provided by CTV, a cardinal places his hands on the Gospel to "promise pledge and swear" to keep the oath of secrecy after entering the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City for the conclave to elect the next pope Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/CTV)

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In this image taken from video provided by CTV, cardinals line up to place their hands on the Gospel to "promise pledge and swear" to keep the oath of secrecy before taking their seats for the conclave to elect the next pope inside the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/CTV)

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Members of the media take photos of a pilgrim in St. Peter's Square during a mass at St. Peter's Basilica attended by cardinals before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope at the Vatican Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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The Sistine Chapel has been prepared for the conclave to elect the next Roman pontiff. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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The Sistine Chapel has been prepared for the conclave to elect the next Roman pontiff. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

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** FILE ** In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI blesses children in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel.

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An undated picture showing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. (AP Photos)

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** FILE ** In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI blesses children in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel.