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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 14:  Pope Francis waves to engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square February 14, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the event, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis emphasised that living together is 'an art, a patient, beautiful and fascinating journey' which can be summarized in three words: please, thank you and sorry. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Archbishop Hopes Papal Visit Will Benefit Church And City

He’ll be in Philadelphia for two busy days, September 26 and 27, departing after a large, open-air Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

06/08/2015

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Hear Philly: Runners Lace Up For 21st Annual Strides For Stroke 5K

The race is Sunday, June 14. It gets underway at 8:30 a.m. at 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and runs along the Schuylkill River on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

05/27/2015

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Hear Philly: Legend Of Genghis Khan Comes To Life At The Franklin Institute

‘Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life’ takes visitors on an unforgettable journey into the legendary Mongol Empire and its founder.

05/09/2015

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Hear Philly: Philadelphia Science Festival Celebrates Five Years

For nine days, beginning April 24, budding scientists of all ages will have the chance to discover the science happening across the region at The Franklin Institute’s fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/15/2015

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Thousands Line Parkway For Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thousands started their holiday Thursday at the 95th annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest in the country.

11/27/2014

Dan Vassallo from Peabody, Massachusetts is the first to cross the finish line. (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Thousands Run In 2014 Philadelphia Marathon

More than 30,000 runners participated in the marathon and several related events this weekend, including a half marathon, an 8-kilometer run, and a Kids Fun Run.

11/23/2014

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Thousands Turn Out For Puerto Rican Day Parade On Ben Franklin Parkway

It was a picture perfect day Sunday to celebrate Puerto Rican culture on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

09/28/2014

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Storm During ‘Made In America’ Concert Offers First Live Test Of Evacuation Plan

When lightning forced the audience at the ‘Made In America’ music festival to evacuate, city officials say it was the first time they got to test a plan that’s been on paper for years.

09/02/2014

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‘Made In America’ Clean-up Continues Overnight

It looks as if cleanup will finish on schedule, with roads expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

09/01/2014

Crews are cleaning up the Parkway after Made in America. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Cleanup Is Underway After Made In America Transformed The Parkway

Crews got to the scene around midnight, breaking down stages and cleaning up trash all in an effort to return the Ben Franklin Parkway back to its regular form.

09/01/2014

2014 Budweiser Made In America Festival - Day 1 - Philadelphia

Tens Of Thousands Pack The Parkway For Day 1 Of Made In America

At least 44,000 people packed the Ben Franklin Parkway on the first day of the two-day festival.

08/30/2014

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Made In America Takes Over The Parkway

Thousands of people are expected on the Ben Franklin Parkway over the next two days for the third annual “Made in America” music festival.

08/30/2014

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‘Made In America’ Forces Detours Throughout Center City

Preperations for the weekend event are well underway as crews continue to set up for the giant concert.

08/29/2014

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Not Everyone Excited About ‘Made In America’ This Weekend

“Made in America” takes place this weekend, but not everyone is thrilled about the event.

08/28/2014

24-year-old Trayvon Henderson went missing Friday night during the Welcome America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

UPDATE: Philadelphia Police Locate Missing Mentally Challenged Man

Philadelphia police say a young, mentally challenged man from Dauphin County who went missing Friday night during the Welcome America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway has been found.

07/05/2014

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