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A pilgrim's-eye view of the papal conclave

Monitor social media updates from Vatican City with our interactive map

Last Updated: March 11, 2013

As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect the next pope, pilgrims and people looking to witness history are converging on Vatican City.

The assembled will await news of the election of a new pope — and his first public appearance on the basilica's balcony. is mapping social media activity on Twitter and Instagram from CBC News reporters and others on the scene.

Click the icons below to see what people in St. Peter's Square are sharing and saying.

Icons with multiple balloons indicate that more than one post is associated with that location.

To close windows, click anywhere on the map. The data will automatically refresh every 10 minutes.

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Adam Hooper, Duk Han Lee, Kerry Wall

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