Pope Benedict on display in wax

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5 April 2007, Hamburg (dpa) - Pope Benedict XVI went on display in Germany Thursday as a waxwork with outstretched arms, just a few days before the pontiff turns 80 on April 16. A team led by Berlin wax artist Gottfried Krueger spent six months making the figure, which went on display at the 127-year-old Panoptikum, a waxworks museum in the northern port city of Hamburg. Benedict, wearing his white outdoor robes, is shown with a painted backdrop representing St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Close by are German

5 April 2007

Hamburg (dpa) - Pope Benedict XVI went on display in Germany Thursday as a waxwork with outstretched arms, just a few days before the pontiff turns 80 on April 16.

A team led by Berlin wax artist Gottfried Krueger spent six months making the figure, which went on display at the 127-year-old Panoptikum, a waxworks museum in the northern port city of Hamburg.

Benedict, wearing his white outdoor robes, is shown with a painted backdrop representing St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Close by are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, racing driver Michael Schumacher, the Beatles and Michael Jackson

Proprietor Hayo Faerber said about 150,000 people tour the wax show, Germany's biggest, every year. It is located in the city's Reeperbahn night-life and red-light area.

DPA

Subject: German news

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