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With all eyes on the Sistine chimney waiting for white smoke to appear, there was a real bird's eye view of what's happening in Rome.

A couple hours before the white smoke appeared, a seagull landed on the chimney. It s become a Twitter superstar, with at least three accounts - @sistineseagull, @papalseagull and @chimneyseagull.

There's also an Instagram account dedicated to the bird.

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