Every year while in Rome the expats ask themselves the same question: "Will it be a Natale in bianco (a white Christmas)?" No, just more rain if you're here!
I took this photo in the rain while standing in line for the Mass at Midnight on Demember 24, 2004. As it turned out, it proved to be the final Christmas under the reign of John Paul II, of blessed memory. To say the least, it was epic.