Monday, August 8, 2011

World Youth Day excitement

A seamstress sews mitres for bishops participating with Pope Benedict XVI during World Youth Day activities, in a workshop in Villaviciosa de Odon, outside Madrid, August 8, 2011. Up to a million pilgrims are expected to attend the week-long event from August 16-21, according to the organizers, with the highlight being the Pope's visit on August 18-21

The stage where Pope Benedict XVI will hold a prayer vigil and a mass, as part of the World Youth Day activities, is seen in this handout picture released by organizers at the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome, outside Madrid, August 8, 2011.

A young woman holds a flag prior to Pope Benedict XVI's recitation of the Angelus prayer from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug. 7. Lively groups of young people who will participate in World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, Aug. 16-21 attended the Angelus. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A woman holds a sign calling attention to World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, prior to Pope Benedict XVI's recitation of the Angelus prayer from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug. 7. The pope will travel to Madrid, Spain, Aug. 18 for World Youth Day, the international Catholic youth gathering. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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