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Pope Francis attends Copacabana event

25 July 2013 Last updated at 23:31 BST

Pope Francis has joined hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at Copacabana beach, in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, to hold the greeting ceremony for World Youth Day.

The event is on the fourth day of his visit to Brazil, the first international trip of his papacy.

Julia Carneiro reports.

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