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On the Angels & Demons tour

<p>A bus carrying American tourists on the "Official Angels &amp; Demons Tour" towards the Vatican, retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown, passes another bus (R) advertising the film in Rome May 1, 2009. After exposing a Church cover-up in "The Da Vinci Code," symbologist Robert Langdon returns to the big screen as an unlikely Vatican ally in the latest movie adaptation of a novel by author Dan Brown. "Angels &amp; Demons," again starring Tom Hanks as Langdon and directed by Ron Howard, premieres in Rome Monday at a theater a mile away from Vatican City. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A bus carrying American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" towards the Vatican, retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown, passes another bus (R) advertising the film in Rome May 1, 2009. After exposing a Church cover-up in "The Da...more

A bus carrying American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" towards the Vatican, retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown, passes another bus (R) advertising the film in Rome May 1, 2009. After exposing a Church cover-up in "The Da Vinci Code," symbologist Robert Langdon returns to the big screen as an unlikely Vatican ally in the latest movie adaptation of a novel by author Dan Brown. "Angels & Demons," again starring Tom Hanks as Langdon and directed by Ron Howard, premieres in Rome Monday at a theater a mile away from Vatican City. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>American tourists on the "Official Angels &amp; Demons Tour" visit Castel Sant'Angelo while retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" visit Castel Sant'Angelo while retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" visit Castel Sant'Angelo while retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A marble skeleton is seen in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A marble skeleton is seen in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A marble skeleton is seen in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A man prays in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A man prays in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A man prays in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A man walks in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A man walks in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A man walks in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>American tourists on the "Official Angels &amp; Demons Tour" visit Castel Sant'Angelo pose on the top of Castel Sant'Angelo after retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" visit Castel Sant'Angelo pose on the top of Castel Sant'Angelo after retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" visit Castel Sant'Angelo pose on the top of Castel Sant'Angelo after retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A marble sculpture of an angel on the Ponte Sant'Angelo stands near Castel Sant'Angelo, both of which play a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A marble sculpture of an angel on the Ponte Sant'Angelo stands near Castel Sant'Angelo, both of which play a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A marble sculpture of an angel on the Ponte Sant'Angelo stands near Castel Sant'Angelo, both of which play a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Romans sit by the side of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ("Fountain of the Four Rivers") , which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, at Piazza Navona in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

Romans sit by the side of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ("Fountain of the Four Rivers") , which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, at Piazza Navona in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris...more

Romans sit by the side of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi ("Fountain of the Four Rivers") , which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, at Piazza Navona in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>The west ponente marker, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, is seen near Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

The west ponente marker, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, is seen near Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

The west ponente marker, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, is seen near Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Nuns are seen near Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture the Ecstasy of St Theresa, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, at Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

Nuns are seen near Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture the Ecstasy of St Theresa, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, at Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Nuns are seen near Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture the Ecstasy of St Theresa, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, at Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>An inscription is seen on the tomb of artist Raphael, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, at the Pantheon in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

An inscription is seen on the tomb of artist Raphael, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, at the Pantheon in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

An inscription is seen on the tomb of artist Raphael, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, at the Pantheon in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A marble skull is seen in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A marble skull is seen in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A marble skull is seen in Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>American tourists on the "Official Angels &amp; Demons Tour" visit Santa Maria della Vittoria church while retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren</p>

American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" visit Santa Maria della Vittoria church while retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

American tourists on the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" visit Santa Maria della Vittoria church while retracing the plot by novelist Dan Brown in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>The Ponte Sant'Angelo, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, is seen on the Tiber river in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

The Ponte Sant'Angelo, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, is seen on the Tiber river in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

The Ponte Sant'Angelo, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, is seen on the Tiber river in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels &amp; Demons, is seen next to the Porta del Popolo (L) in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, is seen next to the Porta del Popolo (L) in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Santa Maria del Popolo church, which plays a part in novelist Dan Brown's book Angels & Demons, is seen next to the Porta del Popolo (L) in Rome May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>A guide with the "Official Angels &amp; Demons Tour" holds a copy of the book by Dan Brown while accompanying a group of American tourists retracing its plot at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A guide with the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" holds a copy of the book by Dan Brown while accompanying a group of American tourists retracing its plot at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A guide with the "Official Angels & Demons Tour" holds a copy of the book by Dan Brown while accompanying a group of American tourists retracing its plot at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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