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Pope Francis, accompanied by members of Congress, waves to the crowd from the Speakers Balcony on Capitol Hill in Washington, after addressing a joint meeting of Congress inside

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Doug Mills / Pool, The New York Times

The sun begins to rise as people gather on Capitol Hill in Washington for a chance to see Pope Francis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC. The Pope is the first leader of the Roman Catholic Church to address a joint meeting of Congress, including more than 500 lawmakers, Supreme Court justices and top administration officials including Vice President Joe Biden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM WATSON / AFP/Getty Images

Police officers pass through security fences around the perimeter of St. Patrick's Cathedral before the arrival of Pope Francis in New York. Security screening will be just part of "layers and layers and layers of protection" the pope will receive during his visit, including a deployment of 6,000 extra police officers and specialized counterterrorism units, said John Miller, the NYPD's top security official.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Minchillo / Associated Press

A muslim pilgrim walks through the site where dead bodies are gathered in Mina, after hundreds were killed and injured. The crush happened in Mina, a large valley about three miles from the holy city of Mecca that has been the site of hajj stampedes in years past.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uncredited / Associated Press

Indian Muslim devotees offer Eid al-Adha prayers in the grounds of a school in Chennai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian police and firefighters extinguish a fire on burning peat land on Borneo island during President Joko Widodo's inspection of a firefighting operation to control agricultural and forest fires. Under pressure from its neighbors to stop the annual haze, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged to crack down on companies and individuals behind the burnings, which are a cheap but harmful way of clearing vast tracts of land for plantations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP/Getty Images

Indian artist, Ravi Kali, dressed as Hindu goddess Kali, participates in a religious procession for the Hindu festival, Ganesh Chaturthi in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP/Getty Images

Seven-month-old Olanazy Prince at a UNICEF supported community nutrition site in Port Dauphin, Madagascar. A severe food and nutrition crisis is affecting southern Madagascar with 200,000 people being affected, of which 40,000 are children under 5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHIRAAZ MOHAMED / EPA

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

A woman plays around as she walks across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge in southern China's Hunan province. The bridge, 984 feet long and 590 feet high, opened to visitors on Thursday for the first time since its conversion from a regular suspension bridge was completed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE JACOME / EPE

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New York: Police officers pass through security fences around the perimeter of St. Patrick’s Cathedral before the arrival of Pope Francis.  Security screening will be just part of “layers and layers and layers of protection” the pope will receive during his visit, including a deployment of 6,000 extra police officers and specialized counterterrorism units.

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