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    Posted July 15, 2012 by
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    St. Peter's Basilica

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JamesAmerson went on a trip with his friends to celebrate his 50th birthday. On the trip, they visited St. Peter's Basilica located in Vatican City. He was impressed by its grandeur. "What a history and ... importance to the world," he says.
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    Located within the walls of Vatican City, construction started on the basilica in 1506 and was completed in 1626. It contains a great number of sculptures including Michelangelo's Pieta carved in the years of 1498-1499 and a central baldachin or canopy over the Papal Altar, designed by Gianlorenzo Bernini.

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