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Jul 29, 2013

Pope Draws Millions to Rio de Janeiro Beach

Pope Draws Millions to Rio de Janeiro Beach

An estimated 3 million people gathered on the white sands and mosaic sidewalks of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach for a monumental-scale Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. Hundreds of thousands of people camped out on the 4 kilometer- (2.5 mile-) long beach overnight ahead of Sunday morning’s Mass, the last big public event of the Argentine-born pope’s weeklong trip to his home continent.

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