Photos of the Day – Rio 2013


Catholics carry the World Youth Day cross and icon as they prepare to celebrate Mass at Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) in Rio de Janeiro. (CNS photo/Ricardo Moraes, Reuters)


The grandstand for World Youth Day is seen in this aerial view of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Pope Francis is set to make his first international trip as pope, arriving in Rio de Janeiro on July 22 for the celebration of World Youth Day. (CNS photo/Ricardo Moraes, Reuters)


Tents are set up on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in preparation for World Youth Day. (CNS photo/Sergio Moraes, Reuters)


A cross is the centerpiece of the staging area being set for the World Youth Day vigil and closing Mass at Campus Fidei in the Guaratiba neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. More than 320,000 registered pilgrims have begun arriving in Rio to take part in the main World Youth Day program with Pope Francis on July 23-28. (CNS photo/Sergio Moraes, Reuters)


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