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Photos: Pope Francis' First U.S. Visit

President Obama and Pope Francis walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
President Obama and Pope Francis walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
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On Wednesday, Pope Francis became only the third pope to visit the White House. But his travels in the U.S. don't stop there: he'll also be visiting and speaking in Philadelphia and New York.

Here's our guide to everything you should know about the pope's adventure in America. Plus, below are photos of the pontiff's trip, which will be updated through his final day on U.S. soil on Sunday.

Pope Francis waves from his Fiat as he prepares to depart for Rome at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Sunday. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
Pope Francis waves from his Fiat as he prepares to depart for Rome at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Sunday. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass of his visit to the United States at the Festival of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass of his visit to the United States at the Festival of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis stops to kiss an unidentified child as he parades in the pope mobile on his way to celebrate Sunday Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Pope Francis stops to kiss an unidentified child as he parades in the pope mobile on his way to celebrate Sunday Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Thousands turned out to see the pope parade along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before Mass on Sunday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Thousands turned out to see the pope parade along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before Mass on Sunday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile during Sunday's parade in Philadelphia. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile during Sunday's parade in Philadelphia. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Pope Francis addresses inmates during his visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis addresses inmates during his visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. Francis rode by motorcade to the downtown Cathedral and celebrated a Mass for about 1,600 people. (Tony Gentile/AP)
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. Francis rode by motorcade to the downtown Cathedral and celebrated a Mass for about 1,600 people. (Tony Gentile/AP)
Pope Francis, center, processes toward the altar at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul to start a mass, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Pope Francis, center, processes toward the altar at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul to start a mass, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Colleen Feldmann, of Fallsington, Pa., center, and Sister Donna with Missionaries of Charity in India, right, cheer as Pope Francis arrives at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (David Goldman/AP)
Colleen Feldmann, of Fallsington, Pa., center, and Sister Donna with Missionaries of Charity in India, right, cheer as Pope Francis arrives at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (David Goldman/AP)
Pope Francis kisses and blesses Michael Keating, 10, of Elverson, Pa after arriving in Philadelphia and exiting his car when he saw the boy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Philadelphia International Airport. Keating has cerebral palsy and is the son of Chuck Keating, director of the Bishop Shanahan High School band that performed at Pope Francis' airport arrival. (Joseph Gidjunis/World Meeting of Families via AP)
Pope Francis kisses and blesses Michael Keating, 10, of Elverson, Pa after arriving in Philadelphia and exiting his car when he saw the boy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Philadelphia International Airport. Keating has cerebral palsy and is the son of Chuck Keating, director of the Bishop Shanahan High School band that performed at Pope Francis' airport arrival. (Joseph Gidjunis/World Meeting of Families via AP)
Pope Francis is greeted as he arrives at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (Susan Walsh/AP)
Pope Francis is greeted as he arrives at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Friday:

Pope Francis places a white rose at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (John Minchillo/AP)
Pope Francis places a white rose at the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (John Minchillo/AP)
Pope Francis visits the 9/11 Museum, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in New York. (Susan Watts/New York Daily News via AP)
Pope Francis visits the 9/11 Museum, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in New York. (Susan Watts/New York Daily News via AP)
People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (Adam Hunger/AP)
People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (Adam Hunger/AP)
Pope Francis looks at Imam Khalid Latif, right, and Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, left, shaking hands as he arrives for an interfaith service at the Sept. 11 memorial museum in New York, Friday Sept. 25, 2015. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
Pope Francis looks at Imam Khalid Latif, right, and Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, left, shaking hands as he arrives for an interfaith service at the Sept. 11 memorial museum in New York, Friday Sept. 25, 2015. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. (Seth Wenig/AP)
UN personnel take photos as Pope Francis arrives to greet the staff members at United Nations headquarters with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. The Pope will address the UN General Assembly. (Kevin Hagen/AP)
UN personnel take photos as Pope Francis arrives to greet the staff members at United Nations headquarters with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. The Pope will address the UN General Assembly. (Kevin Hagen/AP)

Thursday:

Pope Francis is greeted as he walks through the crowd during a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (David Goldman/AP)
Pope Francis is greeted as he walks through the crowd during a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (David Goldman/AP)
Mark Perez wears buttons, including one bearing the image of Pope Francis while waiting for him to arrive at the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. When asked what he plans to say to the Pope, Perez replied, "Stay blessed and not stress, that's my slogan." (David Goldman/AP)
Mark Perez wears buttons, including one bearing the image of Pope Francis while waiting for him to arrive at the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. When asked what he plans to say to the Pope, Perez replied, "Stay blessed and not stress, that's my slogan." (David Goldman/AP)
Kaydn Dorsey, 4, left, and Lionel Perkins, 4, draw on a coloring sheet bearing the image of Pope Francis as they wait for him to arrive on a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The charity serves dinner to about 300 homeless people daily at the site. (David Goldman/AP)
Kaydn Dorsey, 4, left, and Lionel Perkins, 4, draw on a coloring sheet bearing the image of Pope Francis as they wait for him to arrive on a visit to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The charity serves dinner to about 300 homeless people daily at the site. (David Goldman/AP)
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Members of the House and Senate applause as Pope Francis begins his address before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Members of the House and Senate applause as Pope Francis begins his address before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Pope Francis walks across a driveway to greet school children before his departure from the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, en route to the Capitol to address a joint meeting of Congress. (Cliff Owen/AP)
Pope Francis walks across a driveway to greet school children before his departure from the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, en route to the Capitol to address a joint meeting of Congress. (Cliff Owen/AP)

Wednesday:

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Wednesday. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington Wednesday. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Pope Francis conducts Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (David Goldman/AP)
Pope Francis conducts Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (David Goldman/AP)
Pope Francis exits the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for an outdoor mass to canonize Junipero Serra. (Matt McClain/AP)
Pope Francis exits the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for an outdoor mass to canonize Junipero Serra. (Matt McClain/AP)
Pope Francis leaves St. Mathews Cathedral in his Fiat 500 after a midday prayer service in Washington. ( Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Pope Francis leaves St. Mathews Cathedral in his Fiat 500 after a midday prayer service in Washington. ( Jose Luis Magana/AP)
With the Washington Monument on the left, Pope Francis waves to the masses from the popemobile during a parade on Constitution Avenue Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
With the Washington Monument on the left, Pope Francis waves to the masses from the popemobile during a parade on Constitution Avenue Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
The crowd cheers before a parade for Pope Francis. (Alex Brandon/AP)
The crowd cheers before a parade for Pope Francis. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Pope Francis stands at the alter of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for a private prayer before participating in a midday prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington. (Mark Wilson/AP)
Pope Francis stands at the alter of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for a private prayer before participating in a midday prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington. (Mark Wilson/AP)
President Obama and Pope Francis walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
President Obama and Pope Francis walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after this welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after this welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Pope Francis turns toward President Obama during his welcoming remarks at the state arrival ceremony in his honor. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Pope Francis turns toward President Obama during his welcoming remarks at the state arrival ceremony in his honor. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Spectators hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis waves Papal and U.S. Flags on the South Lawn of the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Spectators hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis waves Papal and U.S. Flags on the South Lawn of the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
President Obama and Pope Francis stand together on stage during a state arrival ceremony. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
President Obama and Pope Francis stand together on stage during a state arrival ceremony. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Pope Francis waves while he greets school children prior to his departure from the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington. (Cliff Owen/AP)
Pope Francis waves while he greets school children prior to his departure from the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington. (Cliff Owen/AP)
Pope Francis is kissed by a well-wisher as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature. (Cliff Owen/AP)
Pope Francis is kissed by a well-wisher as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature. (Cliff Owen/AP)

Tuesday:

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday. (Susan Walsh/AP)
Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday. (Susan Walsh/AP)
Clergy brace for the wind as they stand along the red carpet on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday awaiting Pope Francis' arrival. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Clergy brace for the wind as they stand along the red carpet on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday awaiting Pope Francis' arrival. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

This article was originally published on September 23, 2015.

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