Pope Benedict XVI has led Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The ceremony began at 10 pm (2100 GMT) instead of the traditional midnight start time.
The schedule was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before he is deliver a Christmas Day speech hours later from the basilica's central balcony.
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