A look at JFK Blvd. before the Papal pilgrims arrive.

A look at JFK Blvd. before the Papal pilgrims arrive.

Scenes from an empty Philly, before Pope Francis and the pilgrims arrive

A look at JFK Blvd. before the Papal pilgrims arrive.

A look at JFK Blvd. before the Papal pilgrims arrive.

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The city of Philadelphia is patiently awaiting the Pontiff. But for now, some of the streets are nearly empty and Center City is largely occupied by law enforcement. These are scenes from a largely empty city.