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Vatican Acts to Protect Frescoes as Sistine Chapel Visitors Swell

Dust, sweat and carbon dioxide brought into the Sistine Chapel by a swelling number of tourists risk damaging priceless Michelangelo frescoes, the Vatican said on Wednesday, hoping a new air conditioning and lighting system will protect them.   Some six million people a year visit the chapel, home to Michelangelo's famous ceiling frescoes - one of the wonders of Western civilization that are over 500 years old.   The number of visitors to the chapel - where popes are...

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