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In pictures: Pope in Angola

The Pope in Luanda

Pope Benedict, travelling in the customary "popemobile", received a rapturous welcome from devotees before Mass on the outskirts of Angola's capital, Luanda.

Angolans in Luanda's Boa Vista slum

The day began early for many Angolans, with a long trek from central Luanda to the field where the Mass was celebrated.

Angolans struggle to seet the Pope, Luanda

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to see the pontiff - taking all kinds of measures to ensure they caught a glimpse.

The Pope on stage

During the Mass, the Pope spoke of his sorrow at the deaths of two women at a youth event he was speaking at on Saturday.

An Angolan woman with Pope earrings

People in the crowd found many ways of displaying their devotion - with the Pope's face emblazoned on T-shirts, sarongs and even on small details, such as earrings.

The Pope mops his face during Mass

Temperatures soared during the Mass, with the Pope frequently having to mop his brow.

Angoolan children gather at a water truck

There were reports of several people suffering from heatstroke during the Mass, and the crowds relied on water-trucks to stave off the heat.

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