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Pope Francis arrives to Copacabana Beach. Briefly wears Sombrero and plays drums

Pope Francis was ;greeted by over 1 million youths in Rios Copacabana beach, before leading ;Saturdays World Youth Day prayer vigil.

As he made his way through the city's coastline in the popemobile, the Pope made a few stops to greet pilgrims and bless children. He also briefly wore a Mexican sombrero that was given to him by a pilgrim, and a few minutes later he playfully prayed some drums with this hands.

The vigil was originally set to take place in the city's ;Campus Fidei ;Guaratiba open air field, but due to the heavy rains, it was moved to Copacabana beach. ; ;