World News: World Youth Day

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Catholics carry the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross on their way up to the Sugar Loaf hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 17, 2013 ahead of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. The cross was entrusted by Pope John Paul II in 1984 to the youth of the world. Pope Francis is due in Rio for the July 22-28 Catholic WYD, an event expected to attract two million people from around the globe. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Faithful participate in a mass in San Jose de Flores church, in which Pope Francis started his religious career, on July 16, 2013, a week before the Supreme Pontiff starts his visit to Brazil to participate in the World Youth Day (WYD). Catholicism, professed by the 75% of Argentina's 40 million people, has lost prestige in the country in the last three decades, according to the Catholic Church. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA (Photo credit should read DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Young Catholics wait with a welcome sign for a group of French pilgrims in Sao Goncalo municipality, 30 km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 17, 2013. The Brazilian Catholic Church confirmed the attendance of over 300 thousand foreign pilgrims for the World Youth Day (WYD) to be held in Rio next July 22 to 28 with the presence of Pope Francis. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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French pilgrims show their identification cards at a party organized by the Brazilian Catholic Church during in Sao Goncalo municipality, 30km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 17, 2013. The Brazilian Catholic Church confirmed the attendance of over 300 thousand foreign pilgrims for the World Youth Day (WYD) to be held in Rio next July 22 to 28 with the presence of Pope Francis. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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French pilgrims dance Brazilian typical music during a party organized by the Brazilian Catholic Church in Sao Goncalo municipality, 30 km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 17, 2013. The Brazilian Catholic Church confirmed the attendance of over 300 thousand foreign pilgrims for the World Youth Day (WYD) to be held in Rio next July 22 to 28 with the presence of Pope Francis. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Workers give the finishing touches to the stage constructed for a papal mass and youth vigil to be held on "Campus Fidei", a 300-hectare vacant lot in Guaratiba, 40 km west of central Rio de Janeiro, during the visit of Pope Francis to Brazil next week, on July 18, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the July 22-28 visit during World Youth Day (WYD), a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Catholics touch an icon of the Virgin mary and Jesus Christ as it is taken along with the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross that in 1984 Pope John Paul II entrusted the youth of the world, across Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro on July 18, 2013. The Pope is due in Rio for the July 22-28 Catholic WYD, an event expected to attract two million people from around the globe. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Catholics touch the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross that in 1984 Pope John Paul II entrusted the youth of the world, during a mass at Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro on July 18, 2013. The Pope is due in Rio for the July 22-28 Catholic WYD, an event expected to attract two million people from around the globe. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Catholics touch the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross that in 1984 Pope John Paul II entrusted the youth of the world, during a mass at Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro on July 18, 2013. The Pope is due in Rio for the July 22-28 Catholic WYD, an event expected to attract two million people from around the globe. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Catholics gather around the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross that in 1984 Pope John Paul II entrusted the youth of the world, during a mass at Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro on July 18, 2013. The Pope is due in Rio for the July 22-28 Catholic WYD, an event expected to attract two million people from around the globe. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Catholic holds a portrait of Pope Francis during a mass held after the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross that in 1984 Pope John Paul II entrusted the youth of the world was raised at Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro on July 18, 2013. The Pope is due in Rio for the July 22-28 Catholic WYD, an event expected to attract two million people from around the globe. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Catholic carry the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross that in 1984 Pope John Paul II entrusted the youth of the world as it is taken across at Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro on July 18, 2013. The Pope is due in Rio for the July 22-28 Catholic WYD, an event expected to attract two million people from around the globe. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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View of a sand statue depicting Pope Francis at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the July 22-28 visit during the World Youth Day (WYD), a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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View of a sand statue to welcome Pope Francis at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the July 22-28 visit during the World Youth Day (WYD), a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A statue of John Paul II is seen in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013, where Pope Francis will celebrate a mass during the World Youth Day (WYD) to take place next July 22-28. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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View of the inside of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013, where Pope Francis will celebrate a mass during the World Youth Day (WYD) to take place next July 22-28. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man walking on stilts promotes the official merchandising products of the World Youth Day (WYD) in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Young Catholics who will participate in the World Youth Day (WYD) wear official backpacks of the event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the July 22-28 visit during the World Youth Day (WYD), a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shantytown residents protest with images of Pope Francis against police's violence in favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the July 22-28 visit during the World Youth Day (WYD), a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man dressed as Pope Francis walks along the promenade of the famed Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 19, 2013. Pope Francis is due in Rio on Monday to attend the week-long Catholic youth fest World Youth Day (WYD). AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Young people heading to Brazil to attend the week-long Catholic youth fest World Youth Day (WYD) to be headed by Pope Francis next week, gather at the Cathedral of Buenos Aires for a mass before buses depart for Rio de Janeiro, on July 19, 2013. Some 1.5 million young pilgrims, including 350,000 from abroad, are expected to attend WYD. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA (Photo credit should read DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A girl waves an Argentine flag during a mass held at the Cathedral of Buenos Aires on July 19, 2013 before buses depart for Rio de Janeiro to take pilgrims for the week-long Catholic youth fest World Youth Day (WYD) to be headed by Pope Francis next week. Some 1.5 million young pilgrims, including 350,000 from abroad, are expected to attend WYD. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA (Photo credit should read DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A young woman wrapped in a flag of Argentine football team San Lorenzo, of which Pope Francis is a supporter, attends a mass at the Cathedral of Buenos Aires on July 19, 2013 before buses depart for Rio de Janeiro to take pilgrims for the week-long Catholic youth fest World Youth Day (WYD) to be headed by the pontiff next week. Some 1.5 million young pilgrims, including 350,000 from abroad, are expected to attend WYD. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA (Photo credit should read DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man is seen carrying a Brazilian flag in his backpack ahead of World Youth Day festivities, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 20, 2013. Pope Francis is due in Rio on Monday to attend the week-long Catholic youth fest World Youth Day (WYD). AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man works on the electricity of the stage to receive Pope Francis ahead of World Youth Day festivities, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 20, 2013. Pope Francis is due in Rio on Monday to attend the week-long Catholic youth fest World Youth Day (WYD). AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Alana Tamisa Leonel (L) and Ana Luiza Lemos (R) choose official World Youth Day (WYD) T-shirts at the Alemao shantytown complex, where they are hosted together with other pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A pilgrim touches official merchandising products of the World Youth Day (WYD) at the Alemao shantytown complex, ahead of the World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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World Youth Day (WYD) host Luciana Bolzam (3rd R) speaks to pilgrims after a mass at the Alemao shantytown complex, where they are staying in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pilgrims joke after taking pictures together in the room where they are being hosted at the Alemao shantytown complex, ahead of the World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pilgrims Aline Scharr Rodrigues (R) and Ana Stela dos Santos (2nd R) check maps at the room where they are being hosted at the Alemao shantytown complex, ahead of the World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A pilgrim shows her wooden cross of World Youth Day (WYD) at the Alemao shantytown complex, where she is being hosted by a family alongside other pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA
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Paula Monteiro (L) plays with Caroline Schneider as they practice hand language to go with a song of the World Youth Day (WYD) at the Alemao shantytown complex, where they are being hosted by a family alongside other pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ana Luiza Lemos sits on the floor as she prays during a mass at the Alemao shantytown complex, where she is hosted by a family together with 9 other pilgrims ahead of the World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ana Luiza Lemos (R), Alana Tamisa Leonel (C) and Rittha Ygnez Canedo Petersen da Costa wave to other Catholics after a mass at the Alemao shantytown complex, where they are hosted together with 7 other pilgrims ahead of the World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 19, 2013. More than 1.5 million pilgrims from around the world are expected to flock to Rio de Janeiro for Pope Francis July 22-28 visit during the WYD, a major Roman Catholic youth fest. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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