Fences coming down, Philly cleaning up

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. 

The dismantling of fences amidst Mass.

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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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#popeinphilly Pennsylvania State Police leaving the Parkway to applause and thank yous from the pilgrims still here.

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