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A firefighter places the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, where cardinals will gather to elect the new pope, at the Vatican, Saturday, March 9, 2013. The preliminaries over, Catholic cardinals are ready to get down to the real business of choosing a pope. And even without a front-runner, there are indications they will go into the conclave Tuesday with a good idea of their top picks. The conclave date was set Friday during a vote by the College of Cardinals, who have been meeting all week to discuss the church's problems and priorities, and the qualities the successor to Pope Benedict XVI must possess. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)