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Crowds welcome Pope to Copacabana

26 July 2013 Last updated at 10:01 BST

Pope Francis has visited Copacabana beach, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, to hold the greeting ceremony for World Youth Day.

An estimated 1m pilgrims attended the event, following a papal visit to a shanty town, or favela.

Wyre Davies reports.