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Rio Prepares to Host 2013 WYD in July

By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In just over a month, the city of Rio will receive an estimated two million Catholic youths, and Pope Francis himself, for the 2013 World Youth Day. In order to accommodate the influx, several public holidays have been announced during the event, as well as 149 extra flights, and 20,000 private charter buses (more than double the fleet of Rio city buses).

The event is officially from July 23rd to 28th, and the public holidays announced by the Rio city government will take place Thursday and Friday, July 25th and . . .

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