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Follow along as Busted Halo® correspondent Mark Irons & Paulist seminarian Jimmy Hsu, CSP, bring you reflections, videos, photos and more from the front lines of World Youth Day in Rio!

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July 23rd, 2013

It’s like Christmas in July!

 
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One of the first questions that we were asked after getting into Rio is: “Green, yellow, or blue?” It sounded like that question Neo was asked in the movie The Matrix, although with a little less implications. No, we weren’t being asked what color pill we would like to take, but we were being asked what color backpack we would like.

Every pilgrim at WYD is given a backpack full of goodies, from guidebooks about surviving the week to official T-shirts, hats, and even a water bottle. Seen here is the full content of the pilgrim kit. And this afternoon, World Youth Day 2013 kicks off! Can’t wait!

 
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The Author : Jimmy Hsu
Jimmy Hsu is a seminarian of the Paulist Fathers beginning his fourth year of graduate studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Jimmy is from Plano, Texas, and studied computer science at the University of Texas in Austin before deciding to enter the Paulist Fathers.
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