IN PHOTOS: The crowd during the Papal Visit



NO FLAGS ALLOWED. Police confiscated on Friday a flag of China from a citizen of said country as it may block the view of other devotees who want to see Pope Francis. The Chinese national and his Filipino friends were promised to get the flag back after the Pope’s convoy. Veejay Calutan/TNP

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TIGHT SECURITY. Given the possible safety issues during the Pope’s visit, security has been tightened in the SM Mall of Asia Complex. Aside from uniformed men, K-9 units and volunteers in white shirts also helped out on security and crowd control. Metal barricades were also installed to ensure that the Pope’s convoy will have a safe space to drive on. Jan Karlo Ynion/TNP



BOOMING BUSINESS. Some vendors saw the Papal visit as a profitable business opportunity. Merchandise featuring Pope Francis was hard to miss during the duration of the visit. David Tristan Yumol/TNP



MESSAGES FOR THE POPE. Devotees and militant groups brought banners and flags carrying their sentiments and wishes. Jude Valdez/TNP

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