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Celebrating Christmas at St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Police lined barricades outside St. Patrick's Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan, getting ready for midnight mass. It's a major event, attracting not only the faithful, but city leaders like the mayor and police commissioner.

Because it's such a big event, the Archdiocese of New York gives out a limited number of free tickets because of space. Of course, there are always those trying to make a buck, like the person who tried to sell tickets on Craigslist for $300 apiece.

Midnight mass is a big draw. But there was an earlier service. And Timothy Cardinal Dolan gave a special mass to inmates at Rikers Island Tuesday.

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