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Pope Francis cheered on arrival in Rio de Janeiro

22 July 2013 Last updated at 21:09 BST

Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil on his first trip abroad since becoming head of the Catholic Church in March.

The first Latin American Pope touched down at Rio de Janeiro airport on Monday and was met by cheers and applause from the waiting crowd.

The Argentina-born pontiff has travelled to Brazil to attend the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival.

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