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Pope ends historic Brazil tour

Pope Francis has left Brazil with Rio still pulsating with excitement after an historic beachfront Mass for more than 3 million people in which he challenged young people to build a new world based on tolerance and love.

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Violent protests after Pope's arrival in Rio

Violent protests broke out in front of the Guanabara government palace in Rio de Janeiro less than an hour after Pope Francis left the venue following his official welcome ceremony.

Demonstrators run from police during clashes near Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis was meeting with President Dilma Rousseff. Credit: Reuters

Clashes broke out when hundreds of protesters began to hurl firebombs at riot police near the palace.Riot police responded by firing rubber bullets at protesters and pursuing them down the street.The protests are a continuation of the widespread anti-government unrest that began last month.

Riot police fire tear gas during a protest during the visit of Pope Francis. Credit: Reuters

The violence was brief and ended with two protesters arrested and four injured.

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