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The first evening, the kids were greeted by the archbishop of Spain who challenged them to be proud of their faith. The next days were filled with teaching sessions, worship services and communion with kids from all over the world. In this photo, Madrid firefighters sprayed water into the air as temperatures soared into the 90s.

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