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Thursday, 1 August, 2002, 21:57 GMT 22:57 UK
In Pictures: The Pope's Americas tour
Pope John Paul II has wrapped up a 10-day visit to the Americas in Mexico, where he canonised the country's first indigenous saint, Juan Diego. Before Mexico, the pontiff visited Guatemala and Canada.

Pope arrives for World Youth Day
In Canada, the Pope celebrated World Youth Day

Pope Guatemala City
Chanting "Pope, we love you," thousands of Guatemalans gave John Paul II a rousing welcome

Pope Guatemala City
The Pope expressed his profound joy at visiting Guatemala, where he canonised the country's first saint (AP)

A nun outside the Basilica of Guadalupe, where the canonisation Mass was held
In Mexico, pilgrims started to gather hours ahead of the Pope's arrival at the Basilica of Guadalupe (AFP)

Aztec dancers
Inside the basilica, an Aztec dance was performed for the Pope during the canonisation Mass for Juan Diego (AP)

Believers carry a portrait of Juan Diego
Believers carried a portrait of Mexico's new saint, who is said to have seen an apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe

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