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Poles see John Paul II in bonfire photo


A composite image shows, at right, a bonfire that Poles think resembles the silhouette of the late Pope John Paul II. Associated Press
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A composite image shows, at right, a bonfire that Poles think resembles the silhouette of the late Pope John Paul II. Associated Press (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
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WARSAW, Poland – A photo of a bonfire taken by a Polish construction worker is creating a stir for the resemblance of the flames to a silhouette of the country’s beloved son, the late Pope John Paul II.

The picture of the flames – said to resemble a silhouette of the pope bending in a gesture of blessing – has been featured in newspapers across Poland and other countries, including Germany and Italy.

Grzegorz Lukasik, 26, snapped the photo April 2 at a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the pope’s death.

There was no word if the photo had been evaluated to determine if it may have been altered.

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