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Rio Prepares for WYD as Pilgrims Arrive

By Lisa Flueckiger and Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The next major event for the Cidade Maravilhosa to host is the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD), and during the official dates of July 23rd to 28th an estimated 2.5 million pilgrims are expected. The city has implemented special measures to ensure that transport and security remain as smooth as possible, especially given the wave of protests in June during the Confederations Cup.

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