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Pope Francis in the U.S.: Best photos from his visit

See images from Pope Francis' visit to the United States, from events in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia.

Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he boards
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Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he boards his flight back to Rome at Philadelphia International Airport on the evening of Sept. 27, 2015. Pope Francis concludes a trip to the United States, which included stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, after a three-day visit to Cuba.

Pope Francis waves from the window of his
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Pope Francis waves from the window of his plane as his flight departs from Philadelphia, on Sept. 27, 2015. .

Spectators receive Communion during the papal Mass at
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Spectators receive Communion during the papal Mass at the World Meeting of Families on Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia.

Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass of his
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Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass of his visit to the United States at the Festival of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

The crowd reacts as Pope Francis arrives at
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The crowd reacts as Pope Francis arrives at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia to celebrate Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis accepts gifts from a family as
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Pope Francis accepts gifts from a family as he celebrates Mass at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis kisses a baby in Philadelphia on
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Pope Francis kisses a baby in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The pope spoke at Philadelphia's Independence Hall on his first visit to the United States.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass during the World Meeting
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass during the World Meeting of Families on Sept. 27, 2015 in Philadelphia. Pope Francis is on the final day of his trip to the United States and will conduct Mass and meet with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families before returning to Rome Sunday evening.

Crowds listen as Pope Francis celebrates the final
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Crowds listen as Pope Francis celebrates the final Mass of his visit to the United States at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia, on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass of his
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Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass of his visit to the United States at the Festival of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

Nuns from the Monastery of the Precious Blood
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Nuns from the Monastery of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn wave to Pope Francis as his plane departs from Kennedy Airport en route to Philadelphia for the last leg of his visit on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The nuns presented flowers and home-baked cookies to the Pope before he boarded.

Pope Francis touches a woman in a wheelchair
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Pope Francis touches a woman in a wheelchair after he addressed a gathering in St. Martin's Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Wynnewood, Pa.

Pope Francis arrives for the Festival of Families
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Pope Francis arrives for the Festival of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

Pope Francis enjoys a ballet performance during the
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Pope Francis enjoys a ballet performance during the Festival of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

The faithful begin to gather at Benjamin Franklin
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The faithful begin to gather at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia before Pope Francis' appearance at the Festival of Families on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

Pope Francis kisses a baby as he travels
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Pope Francis kisses a baby as he travels to Independence Mall in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

Pope Francis leads a Mass at Madison Square
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Pope Francis leads a Mass at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Thousands wait for Pope Francis' motorcade to pass
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Thousands wait for Pope Francis' motorcade to pass through Central Park in Manhattan on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he
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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he rides through Central Park in Manhattan on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis greets children upon his arrival at
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Pope Francis greets children upon his arrival at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis prays at the artwork
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Pope Francis prays at the artwork "Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning" by Spencer Finch during his visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan on Sept. 25, 2015.

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Pope Francis and Cardinal
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Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Pope Francis and Cardinal Timothy Dolan look at a piece of steel from the World Trade Center as they tour the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero in Manhattan on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis delivers his address to the United
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Pope Francis delivers his address to the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in Manhattan on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives to address the 70th session
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Pope Francis arrives to address the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in Manhattan on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis leaves via helicopter for Manhattan, where
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Pope Francis leaves via helicopter for Manhattan, where he will lead the evening prayer at St. Patrick's Cathedral, after arriving at Kennedy Airport in Queens on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope Francis after evening prayer services at St.
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Pope Francis after evening prayer services at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan
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Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as he arrives at Kennedy Airport in Queens on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

The faithful react as Pope Francis delivers his
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The faithful react as Pope Francis delivers his speech during evening prayer services at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Sen. Chuck Schumer and
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Sen. Chuck Schumer and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio greet Pope Francis as he arrives at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives at St. Patrick's Cathedral in
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Pope Francis arrives at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope Francis greets a young girl while leaving
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Pope Francis greets a young girl while leaving Washington for the New York portion of his U.S. visit on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives at Kennedy Airport in Queens
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Pope Francis arrives at Kennedy Airport in Queens on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2015. Pope Francis is on a five-day trip to the United States, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia, after a three-day stay in Cuba.

The faithful wait for Pope Francis to arrive
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The faithful wait for Pope Francis to arrive at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. He celebrated vespers, or evening prayers, with clergy and special guests.

Cartrice Haynesworth, center, has a selfie taken with
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Cartrice Haynesworth, center, has a selfie taken with Pope Francis, left, as he walks through the crowd during a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, 2015. The charity serves dinner to about 300 homeless people daily at the site, and it will serve a meal during the pope's visit. Pope Francis is on a five-day trip to the United States, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia, after a three-day stay in Cuba.

Pope Francis greets well-wishers at the Apostolic Nunciature
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Pope Francis greets well-wishers at the Apostolic Nunciature to the United States upon returning from his trip to Capitol Hill, on Sept. 24, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis pauses in front of a sculpture
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Pope Francis pauses in front of a sculpture of Rev. Junipero Serra, the Franciscan friar known for starting missions in California, in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, 2015.

People wait for Pope Francis to appear on
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People wait for Pope Francis to appear on the speaker's balcony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, after the pope addressed a joint meeting of Congress.

Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress
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Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

Pope Francis conducts Mass outside the Basilica of
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Pope Francis conducts Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington.

Pope Francis kisses the alter after the canonization
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Pope Francis kisses the alter after the canonization Mass for Junipero Serra on the East Portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of the
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Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Canonization Mass of Blessed Junipero Serra, Wednesday Sep 23, 2015 in Washington DC.

Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of the
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Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra Wednesday Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis arrives for the Midday Prayer of
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Pope Francis arrives for the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Newton-Pool/Getty Images

US President Barack Obama walks with Pope Francis
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US President Barack Obama walks with Pope Francis down the West Wing Colonnade to a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, Sept. 23, 2015. More than 15,000 people packed the South Lawn for a full ceremonial welcome on Pope Francis' historic maiden visit to the United States.

Pope Francis reaches for a child during a
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Pope Francis reaches for a child during a parade on September 23, 2015, in Washington, DC.

Pope Francis receives a kiss outside the Apostolic
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Pope Francis receives a kiss outside the Apostolic Nunciature to the United States on Sept. 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis laughs alongside President Barack Obama upon
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Pope Francis laughs alongside President Barack Obama upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Sept. 22, 2015, on the start of a three-day trip to Washington.

First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by President Barack
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First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by President Barack Obama, greets Pope Francis upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.

Pope Francis sits in a car after arriving
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Pope Francis sits in a car after arriving at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2015. Pope Francis is on a five-day trip to the United States, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia, after a three-day stay in Cuba. Pope Francis added the Cuba visit after helping broker a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana that ended a diplomatic freeze of more than 50 years.

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