Vatican City, Vatican City State (Holy See)
POPE JOHN PAUL II WAVES AS HE ARRIVES FOR TE DEUM PRAYER IN ST PETER'S BASILICA.
Pope John Paul II waves as he arrives at the altar to preside the Te Deum prayer in St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, December 31, 2003. The pontiff ended the year with words of thanks for the last 12 months and a hopeful eye toward 2004, in his traditional New Year's Eve address to Roman churchgoers. REUTERS/Tony Gentile TG/CRB