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Brazilian protests during Pope visit

Protestors staged an anti-government demonstration calling for an end to corruption and improvements to public services. Demonstrators marched towards the stage that Pope Francis spoke from at the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach.

Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Protesters holds up a sign during an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Protesters march during an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Protesters clash with police during an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Protesters holds up a sign during an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Protesters march during an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Police watch over an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Protesters march during an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
Protesters clash with police during an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana near where Pope Francis will be attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the Pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the Pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
A protester (L) yells toward a Catholic pilgrim during an anti-government demonstration near the stage where Pope Francis attended the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
A protester (C) looks on at the start of an anti-government demonstration in Copacabana outside a subway station near where Pope Francis was attending the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the pope. (Getty Images)
Brazilian protests during Pope visit
World Youth Day participants watch as protesters march during an anti-government demonstration close to where Pope Francis attended the Via Crucis earlier on Copacabana Beach on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protest leaders said the demonstration was calling for an end to corruption and better public services in the country. They said the demonstration was timed with the pope's visit to World Youth Day but was not a demonstration against the pope. (Getty Images)