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In pictures: Pope in Spain
Crowds in Madrid
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Thousands of people turned out to greet the Pope on his first foreign trip for nine months
Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia greet the Pope at the airport
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The 82-year-old pontiff appeared frail on arrival at Barajas airport and used a lift to descend from the plane
The Pope delivers his address at a rally at Cuatro Vientos airbase
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But he became animated when addressing the huge crowd who turned out to hear him speak
Young faithful listen to the Pope
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The Pope told young people to "respond to blind violence and human hatred with the power of love"
Catholic nuns sing as they wait for the Pope to arrive
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The Pope's faithful followers swelled the ranks of the well-wishers
Members of the congregation
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The sun beat down - members of the congregation covered their heads with newspapers
Residents with banners
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People stood on their balconies
Argentine singer Diego Torres kisses the hand of Pope John Paul II
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Royalty, leading politicians and singers joined the 600,000 crowd to hear the Pope's address
King Juan Carlos and the Pope
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King Juan Carlos of Spain was blessed
Pope John Paul II with Spanish Prince Felipe and Princess Cristina and her son Miguel
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The Pope was later photographed with Spanish Prince Felipe, Princess Cristina and her son Miguel
The five religious figures due to be canonised
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The highlight of the Pope's two-day visit will be the canonisation of five new Spanish saints on Sunday

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