1. Pope Francis enlisted children to release two doves as a peace gesture on Sunday, following prayers for calm in Ukraine.
2. They were pretty pleased with this.
3. But then it started to go wrong. First, a crow gave chase.
4. It was soon joined by a hungry seagull.
5. The crow “repeatedly pecked” at the first dove.
6. While the seagull took a shine to the second dove.
7. Which then “lost some feathers as it broke free” from the gull’s beak.
8. “The doves’ fate was not immediately known,” was the solemn verdict of AP’s photographer on the ground.
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