IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in Asia: Sri Lanka day 1

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IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in Asia: Sri Lanka day 1
Highlights of the first day of Pope Francis' trip to Sri Lanka, in photos

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Pope Francis on Tuesday, January 13, began his second trip to Asia as pontiff in Sri Lanka. 

Here are the highlights of the first day of Pope Francis’ trip, in photos. 

TALKING TO THE JOURNALISTS. Pope Francis (L) talks with journalists on the plane, during his flight from Rome, Italy, to Colombo airport, Sri Lanka, January 12, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA
ON GUARD. Sri Lankan policemen keep watch ahead of the arrival of Pope Francis in Colombo on January 13, 2015. Lukruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP
OFF THE PLANE. Pope Francis disembarks from an airplane after arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on January 13, 2015. Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP
COLORFUL WELCOME. Pope Francis and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pass through dancers in Colombo airport, Sri Lanka, January 13, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA
THE PRESIDENT AND THE POPE. Pope Francis (R) gestures alongside Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (L) during a welcome ceremony at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on January 13, 2015. Ishara Kodikara/AFP
WINDY DAY. Pope Francis' skullcap flies due to a blow of wind as he listens to the national anthem flanked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (R) during a welcome ceremony at Colombo airport, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 13, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA
AWAITING FRANCIS. Sri Lankan Christians hold paraphernalia bearing the portrait of Pope Francis as they wait for his arrival in Colombo on January 13, 2015. Lukruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP
LOGGING IN. Pope Francis (C) signs the Golden Book with Sri Lankan Archbishop Rt. Rev. Cardinal Malcom Ranjith (L) and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (R) after arriving at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka,  January 13, 2015. Photo by M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA
READY FOR THE POPE. A young Sri Lankan holds paraphernalia bearing the portrait of Pope Francis as she waits for his arrival in Colombo on January 13, 2015. Lukruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP
WINDY WELCOME. Pope Francis delivers a speech during a welcome ceremony at Colombo airport, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 13, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA
GIANT AUDIENCE. Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on January 13, 2015. Ishara Kodikara/AFP
WELCOME COMMITTEE. Sri Lankan children wait for the arrival of Pope Francis in Colombo on January 13, 2015. Photo by Munir uz Zaman/AFP
PAPAL WAVE. Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on January 13, 2015. Ishara Kodikara/AFP

Images by Agence France-Presse and European Pressphoto Agency. – Rappler.com

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