Top Photos From Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit

Pope Francis' much-anticipated visit to the United States marks the fourth time a pontiff has made a trip to the country. Click through some of the best images from this recent trip.

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Pope Francis looks out of his car after being greeted by President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
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Clergy brace for the wind as they stand along the red carpet on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Sept. 22, 2015, as Pope Francis arrives.
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Pope Francis waves from the back of his Fiat after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Francis will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States as Pope.
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Workers set up rows of chairs in preparation of the Pope's visit at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Sept. 21, 2015, in Washington.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet Pope Francis upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.
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A Park Service Police Officer checks his telephone while waiting for Pope Francis departure from the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015.
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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill await the arrival of Pope Francis, Sept. 23, 2015, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
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US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis watch the Fife and Drum Corps during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 23, 2015.
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Children of parents who work at the Lithuanian Embassy take selfies with Pope Francis as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015.
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US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis wave during an arrival ceremony at the White House on September 23, 2015 in Washington,DC.
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Nuns waiting outside of The Catholic University of America ahead of Pope Francis' Mass.
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he rides in a popemobile along a parade route around the National Mall on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Pope Francis attends a Midday Prayer Service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015.
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Pope Francis greets well-wishers as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission inWashington, Sept. 23, 2015.
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Pope Francis performs Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2015.
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The choir sings for Pope Francis at Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on September 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
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A child is escorted back before Pope Francis called for the child to be brought to him, during a parade in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015.
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Raul Cruz, from suburban Los Angeles, holds his daughter Sophie Cruz, 5, after an interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015. Sophie crossed a police barricade to greet Pope Francis during his parade.
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A group protesting the canonization of Junipero Serra gathers in a small mission cemetery at the Carmel Mission, Sept. 23, 2015, in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. Pope Francis canonized Serra in the first canonization on U.S. soil.
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Pope Francis performs Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2015.
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Pope Francis arrives for the canonization Mass for Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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President Barack Obama talks with Pope Francis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015.
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Pope Francis meets the Obama's dogs, Bo and Sunny, in the Blue Room of the White House on his visit Sept 23, 2015.
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Pope Francis give the thumbs-up from the popemobile during a parade around the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015.
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Father Matthew Schneider poses for a portrait in his "Popemoji" t-shirt, September 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, greets Pope Francis in the U.S. Capitol building as the Pope arrives to deliver his speech to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.
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Pope Francis blesses a child beside U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on September 24, 2015.
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Pope Francis (C) waves, next to US Vice President Joe Biden (2L) and US Speaker of the House John Boehner (3R) at the Capitol building in Washington, DC, after addressing the US Congress on September 24, 2015.
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Nuns from the order of the Servants of the Lord pose for a photograph as they wait outside the U.S. Capitol for a chance to see Pope Francis in Washington, Sept. 24, 2015.
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Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so.
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Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress.
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Pope Francis, accompanied by members of Congress, waves to the crowd from the Speakers Balcony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, after addressing a joint meeting of Congress inside.
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Pope Francis speaks at St. Patrick's Catholic Church September 24, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Pope is on his first trip to the United States, visiting Washington, D.C, New York and Philadelphia.
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Kaydn Dorsey, 4, left, and Lionel Perkins, 4, draw on a coloring sheet bearing the image of Pope Francis as they wait for him to arrive on a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington September 24, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The charity serves dinner to about 300 homeless people daily at the site, and it will serve a meal during the pope's visit.
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Pope Francis places a white rose on the names of the September 11 victims at the edge of the South Pool of the 9/11 memorial in New York on September 25, 2015.
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Pope Francis visits the 9/11 Museum, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in New York.
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A nun is checked by a TSA agent in Philadelphia ahead of the pope's arrival, Sept. 26, 2015.
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Pope Francis is flanked by United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon as they arrive at the United Nations headquarters, Sept. 25, 2015.
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Pope Francis makes his way up Fifth Avenue toward St. Patrick's Cathedral in the popemobile September 24, 2015 in New York City.
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Police stand watch outside St. Patrick's Cathedral awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis September 24, 2015 in New York City.
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Pope Francis enters Madison Square Garden to lead mass on September 25, 2015 in New York City.
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden on September 25, 2015 in New York City.
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Pope Francis stops to meet people after arriving at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
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Pope Francis blesses Michael Keating, 10, after arriving at the Philadelphia airport. Keating has cerebral palsy.
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Dominican Sisters from Nashville, Tenn., talk in view of City Hall ahead of the Festival of Families, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.
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Pope Francis delivers his homily during a Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.
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The wind lifts Pope Francis' mantle as he delivers his speech in front of Independence Hall, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.
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People cheer and wave Pope Francis dolls as they gather along Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they await the arrival of Pope Francis at the Festival of Families on September 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pope Francis is wrapping up his trip to the United States with two days in Philadelphia where he will attend the Festival of Families and will meet with prisoners at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.
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Pope Francis blesses a small baby while riding in the popemobile through the streets of Philadelphia, Sept. 26 2015.
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Pope Francis hugs a disabled man during the Festival of Families on September 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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New Jersey Air Force National Guard members patrol the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. The bridge was shut down to vehicular traffic over the weekend during the Pope Francis' visit to the city.
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Pope Francis speaks in front of Independence Hall, from the lectern used by President Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address, Sept. 26, 2015 in Philadelphia.
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Pam Kessler, left, of Montclair, N.J., helps her mother Carmen Kessler, 84, of Queens, N.Y., put a glove on as they wait for a Mass conducted by Pope Francis to begin along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia.
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Pope Francis greets inmates during his visit to Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 2015.
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Anna McNichol, 10, looks through binoculars to see Pope Francis on the altar in Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 2015.
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Pope Francis celebrates mass at the World Meeting of Families at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Sept. 27, 2015 n Philadelphia.
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Bellatrix, left, and Addie, right, have their picture taken by pedestrians as they are walked outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, host of the World Meeting of Families conference, Sept. 25, 2015, in Philadelphia.
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A man holds a child as Pope Francis celebrates Mass, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia.
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Pope Francis looks at the Statue of Liberty from the window of a helicopter on his way to the John F. Kennedy International Airport, in New York, Sept. 26, 2015.
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Pope Francis looks out the window a plane as he prepares to depart Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 2015, on his way back to Rome.
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