The infamous "Pope Fences" began coming down about halfway through the papal Mass, as officials prepared for the exodus of tens of thousands of pilgrims.
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SEPTA employees begin to set up cue roping in anticipation of some 33,000 regional rail riders poised to begin heading home. SEPTA officials anticipate moving 90,000 to 80,000 visitors out of the city. The first trains are scheduled to depart at 5:30 p.m.
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Goodbye, concrete barriers. Getting hauled away on 8th Street: pic.twitter.com/qGAmhf02H9
— Emily Babay (@emilybabay) September 27, 2015
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