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(NEW YORK) — After an afternoon in East Harlem, Pope Francis rode in an open motorcade through Central Park Friday evening, where about 80,000 people were gathered to greet him.

Francis smiled and waved to the throngs of cheering crowds and poised police officers.

The procession ran along 12 blocks of the park.

The long lines to get into the park this afternoon snaked through closed blocks on the west side of Central Park.

A ticket from a city hall lottery was required to get in.

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