San Francisco's Batkid Saves Gotham

San Francisco is transforming into Gotham City to fulfill the wish of a 5-year-old boy fighting cancer.

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Five-year-old Miles Scott, from northern California is dressed in a Batman costume runs with Eric Johnston, dressed as Batman in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, November 15, 2013. Miles, whose wish was to be Batman embarked on a series of crime-solving adventures when San Francisco became “Gotham City” as part of a Make-A-Wish event. He recently won his battle against leukemia and is now in remission. (Photo: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area/PaulSakuma.com)
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A woman holds a sign as she wears a Batman mask in a huge crowd as five-years-old Miles Scott, from northern California., who dressed in a Batman costume leaves City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, November 15, 2013. Miles, whose wish was to be Batman, embarked on a series of crime-solving adventures when San Francisco became “Gotham City” as part of a Make-A-Wish event. He recently won his battle against leukemia and is now in remission. (Photo: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area/PaulSakuma.com)
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Five-years-old Miles, from northern California, is dressed in a Batman costume as he raises his arms during a rally in front of City Hall San Francisco, Friday, November 15, 2013. Miles, whose wish was to be Batman embarked on a series of crime-solving adventures when San Francisco became “Gotham City” as part of a Make-A-Wish event. He recently won his battle against leukemia and is now in remission. (Photo: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area/PaulSakuma.com)
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Five-years-old Miles, from Tulelake, Calif., is dressed in a Batman costume with Eric Johnston, dressed in a Batman outfit, after receiving a made up newspaper in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, November 15, 2013. Miles, whose wish was to be Batman embarked on a series of crime-solving adventures when San Francisco became “Gotham City” as part of a Make-A-Wish event. He recently won his battle against leukemia and is now in remission. (Photo: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area/PaulSakuma.com)
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Five-year-old Miles Scott, from northern California, aka Batkid with Eric Johnston, dressed as Batman inside a bank vault as the Riddler is locked up in San Francisco, Friday, November 15, 2013. Miles, whose wish was to be Batman embarked on a series of crime-solving adventures when San Francisco became “Gotham City” as part of a Make-A-Wish event. He recently won his battle against leukemia and is now in remission. (Photo: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area/PaulSakuma.com)
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Five-years-old Miles, from northern California, is dressed in a Batman costume with Eric Johnston, dressed as Batman in San Francisco, Friday, November 15, 2013. Miles, whose wish was to be Batman embarked on a series of crime-solving adventures when San Francisco became “Gotham City” as part of a Make-A-Wish event. He recently won his battle against leukemia and is now in remission. (Photo: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area/PaulSakuma.com)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Larry Baer, CEO of the San Francisco Giants, and the team's mascot Lou Seal escort leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman to the outfield to see a message on the scoreboard as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman release San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal from the Penguin as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, looks for the Penguin with Batman in order to release the San Francisco Giants mascot as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Larry Baer, CEO of the San Francisco Giants, and the team's mascot Lou Seal escort leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, to the outfield to see a message on the scoreboard as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman release the San Francisco Giants mascot from the Penguin as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: The Penguin takes San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal hostage as leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman give chase as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman release the San Francisco Giants mascot from the Penguin as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman release San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal from the Penguin as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman chase the Penguin in order to release San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, visits AT&T Park as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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Greetings to the Bat Kid
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Huge crowds followed the Bat Kid throughout the City.
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The adult players in this caper seemed to have as good a time as the kid!
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Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, runs with Batman after saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid."�Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid leaves in his Batmobile after arresting the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid."†Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: A San Francisco police officer on bike escorts 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid after arresting the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid and Batman arrive at former bank vault to arrest the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid runs into a former bank vault to arrest the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: San Francisco police officers arrest the Riddler with the help of 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee greets Batkid during a ceremony at the Civic Center.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid leaves in his Batmobile after arresting the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Police escorts 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid and Batman after they arrest the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid and Batman leave a former bank after arresting the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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Bob Redell
The San Francisco Chronicle published an extra edition.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid exits his cave at Union Square November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid exits his cave at Union Square November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid gives a thumbs up as he exits his cave at Union Square November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Police escorts 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid as he exits his cave at Union Square November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, second from left, exits the Batmobile with Batman to save a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid."†Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Daniel Fry holds up his daughter Kayla, 5, as they wait for Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid."†Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Batkid, aka Miles. “He likes to be a superhero,” Batkid's mom said. “He is one. He beat an awful disease.”
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Batkid!
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A damsel in distress awaits to be saved from Batkid.
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Check out #Batkid's superhero friends getting ready to turn SF into Gotham City.
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Bob Redell
The Batcave. No phone call yet from police chief.
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Campbell Police are big Batkid fans.
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NBC Bay Area assignment manager John Zuchelli stands in solidarity with Batkid.
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Crowds line up in San Francisco to get a glimpse of Batkid.
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A damsel in distress awaits to be saved from Batkid.
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Bob Redell
Crowds line up along sidewalks in San Francisco to get a glimpse of Batkid in action.
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A damsel in distress awaits to be saved by Batkid in San Francisco. Also waiting? Media waiting to interview the 5-year-old superhero.
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The crowd in San Francisco captures BatKid in action.
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A crowd in San Francisco gather around BatKid after he saved a damsel in distress.
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The Batkid mobile.
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Batkid puffs his chest after saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco.
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Batkid en route to stop a bank robbery in San Francisco.
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Stephanie Chuang
Hundreds pack San Francisco's Union Square to catch Batkid in action.
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The San Francisco Civic Center is set and ready for Batkid.
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Special parking for Batkid at San Francisco's Civic Center.
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The Make-A-Wish setup at San Francisco's Civic Center for Batkid.
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A small plane towing a banner with a message for Batkid flew over AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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Batkid receives the Key to the City from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
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