The Pope in Philly

Pope Ride: Hundreds race through Philly as Pope Francis delivers Mass (your photos and tweets)

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The city of Philadelphia is shut down as Pope Francis made his way into the area this morning, and local cyclists took full advantage. Starting at The Porch at 30th Street, they came on bikes through the city and its empty, closed streets. (Some 2,000 RSVPed on Facebook.)

Here’s a look at how it went down:

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