Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:53 pm
AP PHOTOS: Big Mass on Rio beach as pope rests
By The Associated Press
The World Youth Day festival got underway, with an estimated half million Roman Catholic faithful crowding onto Copacabana beach for a Mass under rainy skies.
Preparations also continued in the town of Aparecida, where the pope will go Wednesday to visit the basilica that holds Brazil's patron saint, the dark-skinned Virgin of Aparecida, and have lunch with bishops and seminarians.
Here's a gallery of images from the second day of Francis' visit to Brazil.
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