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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Wait

I got the opportunity to witness the papal visit today in Philadelphia. It was a communion of people from all around the world. The pilgrims started to gather from early morning and took their position on the sidewalks on either side of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, waiting all day to get a glimpse of Pope Francis. I was overwhelmed by the patience and enthusiasm of the pilgrims which consisted of people of all age groups. I spent the day photographing the event, this being one my fav shots.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Copyright: © Shantanu Saha