Egypt Christians pay final respects to their pope

Associated Press
A picture of  Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church is seen during a Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old city, Sunday, March 18, 2012. Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, died Saturday, aged 88. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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Tens of thousands of Coptic Christians lined up outside a cathedral in the Egyptian capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to the spiritual leader of their ancient church, whose body was seated inside on an ornate throne.

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