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In pictures: Pope in Sydney

The Pope, followed by Cardinal George Pell, arrives in the suburb of Barangaroo to deliver an address

Tens of thousands of people have turned out in Sydney to see Pope Benedict XVI, who is paying his first visit to Australia.

A man wears a hat with the World Youth Day slogan on as he waits to see the Pope

The Pope is attending World Youth Day, a six-day gathering of young Roman Catholics from around the world.

Pope Benedict prays at Mary MacKillop's tomb during his visit to Mary MacKillop Chapel

Early on Thursday he prayed at the tomb of Mary MacKillop, a nun who many Catholics hope will be named Australia's first saint.

PM Kevin Rudd points to the Opera House as the Pope and Mrs Rudd look on

The pontiff received a formal welcome from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd before going out into the city.

Pope Benedict talks to an Aboriginal man on the boat across Sydney Harbour

He was also greeted by representatives of the Aboriginal community, and chatted to one man as he travelled by boat across Sydney Harbour.

The boat carrying the Pope passes under the Sydney Harbour bridge

A flotilla of vessels and policemen on jet skis flanked the boat carrying the 81-year-old Pope to the site of his main address.

Young people carrying flags wait to see the Pope pass by

Huge crowds of people waited to see the Pope, including young Catholics from around the world.

The Pope sits into his Popemobile for a parade through Sydney

After his speech, Pope Benedict was due to tour the streets of Sydney in his popemobile.




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