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All Systems Go: Africa Ready to Host Pope Francis

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Kenya on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, his first stop on his Africa tour that includes Uganda and the Central African Republic.

. A security guard walks past a billboard announcing Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis on the grounds of the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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. Worshippers attend Mass as a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis is displayed at the Holy Family Basilica church in Nairobi on Nov. 22.

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. A choir rehearses for the papal Mass.

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. Laborers work on a road that will be used by the pope during his visit to Kenya.

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. Kenyan soldiers and police at the site where the papal Mass will take place. The Kenya Police says it has stepped up security ahead of the pope's visit, while urging the public to stay vigilant in the wake of terror attacks in France and Mali.

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. A parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Parish carries the vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during his visit to Kenya.

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. Faithful pray during Mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Bambari, Central African Republic on Oct. 18.

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. Children rehearse a dance they will perform during celebration of Mass by Pope Francis.

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. School girls preparing for end of year examinations pray in front of a crucifix at their school in Kakoge, north of Uganda's capital Kampala on Oct. 18.

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. Artist Simon Kizito tries to sell his painting of Pope Francis in Nairobi's Kangemi slum.

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. A copy of Kenya's "The Star" newspaper with a story about the pope’s vestments.

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. A picture of Pope Francis is seen inside a Bible during Mass in a temporary church at the internally displaced camp in Bangui, Central African Republic on Oct. 11.

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. Mapeera church, built at the site where the first catholic missionary disembarked on the shore of Lake Victoria,136 years ago, is seen in Kigungu, south of Uganda's capital Kampala on Oct. 18.

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. A rosary is seen during Mass at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, on Oct. 27.

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. A Maasai woman attends Mass at in Ewuaso, Kenya on Nov. 8.

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. A worker cleans chairs to be used at the site where the papal Mass will take place in Nairobi.

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