Waiting for a new pope can be taxing. You're essentially staring at a chimney waiting for either white smoke, which means a new pope has been decided, or black smoke, which means that no decision has been made.
So how does one pass the time? By turning a wayward seagull into a worldwide phenomenon.
The bird perched on the Sistine Chapel's chimney for some time and became an instant social media celebrity. Several parody Twitter accounts have already been created, as has a Facebook page.
I guess you could say that the gull has a bird's eye view of the proceedings.