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Huge crowd waiting for pope in typhoon-hit Philippine city

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 A huge crowd is waiting in the rain in the typhoon-hit Philippine city of Tacloban for the arrival of Pope Francis.

   The pope will give a Mass on Saturday in an open field near the airport, and have lunch with survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. He is in the Philippines after visiting Sri Lanka earlier in the week.

   The crowd is drenched but festive, clapping in unison to blaring music welcoming the pope. People are shouting and applauding every time they hear a plane land.

   A police official estimates the crowd at 150,000 and says tens of thousands more are lined up outside.

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