Vatican City, Vatican City State
White smoke rises from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
White smoke rises from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, indicating a new pope has been elected April 19, 2005. German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the strict defender of Catholic orthodoxy for the past 23 years, was elected Pope on Tuesday despite a widespread assumption he was too old and divisive to win election. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen Pictures of the Month April 2005 CRB/DL