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Photos: Pope Francis in DC

Photos: Pope Francis in DC
Nuns tailgate at Catholic University. Photograph by Diane Rice.

During his first full day in Washington, Pope Francis has met President Obama at the White House, participated in a parade down Constitution Avenue, and prayed with US bishops at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle. (You can see his schedule here.) Washingtonian photographers and reporters are out documenting the pope’s visit; we’ll keep updating this post with what they see. (You can follow us on Instagram, too.)

Pope Francis waves to followers during his parade. Photograph by Patrick Thornton.
People start lining up at 4 am to see Pope Francis. Photograph by Patrick Thornton.
A child waits for Pope Francis to make his way down Constitution Ave. towards her. Photograph by Patrick Thornton.
A child waves to Pope Francis as he made his way down Constitution Ave. Photograph by Patrick Thornton.
Setup at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Photograph by Andrew Propp.
At 12:30, the line to get in to the basilica was already several blocks long. Photograph by Benjamin Freed.
The Washingtonian photo team made it to the Basilica! And, of course, we brought along our Pope Francis bobblehead to help prepare for the pope’s first mass in America. Photograph by Andrew Propp.
Venders peddle Pope-related memorabilia on 14th Street. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
A nun from Georgetown Visitation tailgates at Saint Mary’s Shrine prior to the Pope’s arrival. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Nuns wait in the security line to get on Catholic University’s campus for the papal mass. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica, ready to deliver his first ever U.S. Mass. Photograph by Andrew Propp.
The Pope greets attendees of the canonization mass as he enters the Basilica. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Inside the Basilica, celebrating Mass. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
The bishops sit together at Mass. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
The choir sings inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Mass-goers watch the Pope on large TV screens. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
(Left) Sisters kneel in prayer; (right) A volunteer receives communion. Photographs by Jeff Elkins.
Mass attendees sing hymns. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
(Left) People hold up their phones to snap photos of the Pope as he walks though the Basilica; (right) The alter is set for the canonization mass. Photographs by Jeff Elkins.

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