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A Crowded Weekend

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In certain places in the world, this weekend was a very crowded one. In Egypt, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Cairo to show their support for the armed forces, and continued disapproval of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Thousands of miles away, North Koreans commemorated the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, staging its largest ever military parade, and presenting an enormous "Arirang" mass games performance. And, on the other side of the world, Pope Francis celebrated mass in Rio de Janeiro before a crowd of over 3 million on the sands of Copacabana Beach. Gathered here are a dozen images from each of these events, a snapshot of people massing together this weekend for very different reasons. [37 photos]

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Scenes of huge crowds in Egypt, North Korea, and Brazil. Left: Anti-Morsi protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir square in Cairo, July 26, 2013. Center: Dancers use hoops during an "Arirang" performance at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. Right: Clergy attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the Copacabana beachfront, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany // Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images // AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Scenes of huge crowds in Egypt, North Korea, and Brazil. Left: Anti-Morsi protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir square in Cairo, July 26, 2013. Center: Dancers use hoops during an "Arirang" performance at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. Right: Clergy attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the Copacabana beachfront, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany // Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images // AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Part 1: Cairo, Egypt: Anti-Morsi protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir square in Cairo, on July 26, 2013. Many of those Egyptians opposed to ousted President Mohamed Morsi say their admiration for the army has never wavered, and that any anger was always directed at the generals in charge. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
Anti-Morsi demonstrators gather for a mass rally to show support for the army at Tahrir Square in Cairo, on July 26, 2013. At least seven people were killed and hundreds wounded in scattered violence across Egypt during mass rallies on Friday for and against the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who was placed under investigation for murder. (Reuters/Egyptian Army) #
Anti-Morsi protesters shout slogans as they wave Egyptian national flags during a rally and march around El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, on July 26, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi protest at the presidential palace in Cairo, on July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) #
This July 26, 2013 photo shows opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi protesting in Tahrir Square. (AP Photo/Hossam Diab, Egyptian army) #
Anti-Morsi protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Tahrir square, on July 26, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
Opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi overflow Tahrir Square during a rally in Cairo, on July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Hossam Diab, Egyptian army) #
An Apache helicopter flies over Tahrir Square amid fireworks and laser lights during a protest to support the army in Tahrir Square, on July 26, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
Supporters of Egyptian Armed Forces General Ahmed Fattah al-Sisi rally in Tahrir Square, on July 26, 2013. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) #
An anti-Morsi demonstration in Tahrir Square, on July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Hossam Diab, Egyptian army) #
A helicopter is painted with green laser lights over Tahrir Square during a protest to support the army, on July 26, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
An aerial picture taken from a military helicopter shows Tahrir Square during an anti-Morsi rally in Cairo, early on July 27, 2013. Mass rallies by supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi swept Egypt Friday, as the authorities formally detained the ousted Islamist president accusing him of conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) #
Part 2: Pyongyang, North Korea: Dancers use hoops during an "Arirang" performance at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. Arirang performances feature some 100,000 participants to create a "synchronized socialist-realist spectacular in a 90 minute display of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, in a highly politicized package" according to the China-based North Korean travel company Koryo Tours. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves during a military parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang July 27, 2013. (Reuters/KCNA) #
North Korean soldiers stand in formation as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang, on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
Parade participants carry the North Korean national flags, on July 27, 2013 during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
A young North Korean woman participates in the mass dance party at the Kim Il Sung stadium, part of North Korea's celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, on July 28, 2013.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) #
North Korean soldiers leave their seats following a performance celebrating the 60th anniversary of "victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War" at the Ryugyong Jong Ju Yong Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang, on July 28, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
North Koreans perform during a mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang", in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. The wall in the background is made up of cards held by individuals sitting in the stadium seats. (Reuters/Jason Lee) #
Thousands of North Koreans attend a celebration event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Stadium in Pyongyang, on July 28, 2013. (Reuters/Jason Lee) #
Performers warm up prior to an "Arirang Festival mass games display" at the 150,000-seat Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
North Korean girls stand at attention at the end of a performance of the Arirang mass games at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) #
North Korean soldiers listen to President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam (unseen) ahead of a mass gymnastic and artistic performance Arirang, in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. (Reuters/Jason Lee) #
North Korean students use different colored cards to form a picture of a child in uniform as a background during a mass gymnastic and artistic performance Arirang, in Pyongyang, on July 26, 2013. (Reuters/Jason Lee) #
Part 3: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Clergy attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the Copacabana beachfront, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013. Francis wrapped up a historic trip to his home continent Sunday with a Mass that drew a reported 3 million people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) #
Hundreds of thousands of people crowd Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013 waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images) #
Pope Francis waves at crowds standing along the beachfront in Rio de Janeiro on his way for a prayer vigil with hundreds of thousands of young Catholic pilgrims attending World Youth Day (WYD) at Copacabana beach, on July 27, 2013. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #
Young pilgrims from Brazil march on Copacabana Beach during World Youth Day celebrations during a prayer vigil with Pope Francis, on July 27, 2013. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
Catholic pilgrims attending World Youth Day (WYD) sleep close together during a prayer vigil headed by Pope Francis, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 27, 2013. (Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images) #
Pilgrims enjoy sunrise on Copacabana Beach ahead of Pope Francis' Sunday mass in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013. (Reuters/Stefano Rellandini) #
Bathers, pilgrims and residents fill Copacabana beach where Pope Francis will hold a vigil for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) #
People attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the Copacabana beachfront, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) #
Millions attend as Pope Francis celebrates mass at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013. (Reuters/Stefano Rellandini) #
Pope Francis appears on video screens as he waves to pilgrims at the end of the mass in Rio de Janeiro, on July 28, 2013. (Reuters/Stefano Rellandini) #
Catholic faithful listen to Pope Francis in the rain at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2013. (Reuters/Ricardo Moraes) #
Catholic faithful crowd the streets as Pope Francis presides over the Catholic Church's World Day of Youth at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2013. (Reuters/Paulo Whitaker) #

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