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Huge crowds in Brazil welcome pope back to home continent

Pope Francis kisses a baby while greeting the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Pope Francis kisses a baby while greeting the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Pope Francis kisses a baby while greeting the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Pope Francis laughs while speaking to journalists travelling on the papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ansa/Luca Zennaro/Pool

Pope Francis laughs while speaking to journalists travelling on the papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ansa/Luca Zennaro/Pool

Pope Francis laughs while speaking to journalists travelling on the papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ansa/Luca Zennaro/Pool
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Pope Francis greets the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Pope Francis greets the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Pope Francis greets the crowd of faithful from his popemobile in downtown Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives in Rio de Janeiro July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives in Rio de Janeiro July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives in Rio de Janeiro July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Pope Francis laughs while speaking to journalists travelling on the papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ansa/Luca Zennaro/Pool

Pope Francis laughs while speaking to journalists travelling on the papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ansa/Luca Zennaro/Pool

Pope Francis laughs while speaking to journalists travelling on the papal flight to Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ansa/Luca Zennaro/Pool
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Participants in the upcoming World Youth Day gather to await Pope Francis' motorcade in central Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

Participants in the upcoming World Youth Day gather to await Pope Francis' motorcade in central Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

Participants in the upcoming World Youth Day gather to await Pope Francis' motorcade in central Rio de Janeiro, July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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A banner with the Pope's photo is displayed on the field of the Maracana stadium before a soccer game between Brazilian teams Fluminense and Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A banner with the Pope's photo is displayed on the field of the Maracana stadium before a soccer game between Brazilian teams Fluminense and Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A banner with the Pope's photo is displayed on the field of the Maracana stadium before a soccer game between Brazilian teams Fluminense and Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A Pope Francis sand sculpture is seen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A Pope Francis sand sculpture is seen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A Pope Francis sand sculpture is seen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Pope Francis (L) looks through the window of his helicopter before boarding a plane at Fiumicino airport in Rome July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Pope Francis (L) looks through the window of his helicopter before boarding a plane at Fiumicino airport in Rome July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

Pope Francis (L) looks through the window of his helicopter before boarding a plane at Fiumicino airport in Rome July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
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A nun looks on as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican July 21, 2013. Pope Francis will travel tomorrow to Brazil on his first international trip as pontiff. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A nun looks on as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican July 21, 2013. Pope Francis will travel tomorrow to Brazil on his first international trip as pontiff. REUTERS/Max...more

A nun looks on as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican July 21, 2013. Pope Francis will travel tomorrow to Brazil on his first international trip as pontiff. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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