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WATCH LIVE: Vatican smoke cam

Posted at 1:18 PM, Mar 12, 2013

COMPELTE COVERAGE: Pope Francis I greets faithful for first time

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COMPLETE COVERAGE: Argentinean cardinal chosen as new pope

ROME (CNN) — The heavy wooden doors to the Sistine Chapel swung closed Tuesday, signaling the start of the secret election, or conclave, in which 115 Roman Catholic cardinals will pick the next pope.

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Now all eyes will turn to the chimney installed on the roof of the historic chapel.

From this point on, the only clue the world will have of what is happening inside will be periodic puffs of smoke that follow each round of voting.

Black smoke, no pope. White smoke, success.