|Pallbearers carry the coffin of Pope John Paul II during the funerals in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican|
Officials said Friday the jet fighters forced the aircraft to land at a military base near the Italian capital after intelligence reports said it may have been carrying a bomb. Officials said they found no bomb aboard the plane.
Italian authorities took exceptional security measures before and during the funeral, attended among others by hundreds of political and religious leaders from around the world.
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