Photo blog: Pope Francis visits D.C.

Unless you’re under a rock, you probably didn’t miss the fact that Pope Francis is in town. He arrived yesterday at Andrews Air Force Base and was greeted by President Barack Obama and his family. After completing his three-day visit in D.C., which includes a mass at Catholic University of America and a speech to Congress, he will head off to New York City and Philadelphia.

We were at the papal parade this morning when Pope Francis rode by in a signature popemobile:

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he rides the popemobile from the White House on Wednesday morning. Mimi D’Autremont | Hatchet Photographer
Thousands of people lined the sidewalks of Constitution Avenue to see Pope Francis during the parade. Mimi D’Autremont | Hatchet Photographer
President Barack Obama invited Pope Francis to the White House Wednesday morning for a ceremony, welcoming him to the United States. The son of immigrant parents, the pope said he was honored to be in a country built by immigrants. Mimi D’Autremont | Hatchet Photographer
Police and security sectioned off areas of Northwest D.C. in preparation for the pope’s visit. Mimi D’Autremont | Hatchet Photographer

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