Pope Francis prays with thousands at US-Mexico border

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Thousands of people from all over the United States gathered at the U.S. border to Mexico to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis during his historic visit in Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Thousands of people from all over the United States gathered at the U.S. border to Mexico to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis during his historic visit in the Latin country.

The pontiff prayed at the dusty northern border for the thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach the states.

Francis began his final day at Prison No. 3 in Ciudad Juarez, a city that was once considered the murder capital of the world. As a prison band serenaded him with their own mariachi compositions, Francis greeted a few dozen inmates clad in matching gray sweatsuits and white sneakers in a prison courtyard.

A Mass was also held in Juarez, which was telecast at the Sun Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The visit and service were the pope's final duties as part of his historic five-day trip to the country.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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