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Santa Claus roams Christian town of Iraq, "putting smiles on children's faces"

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Santa Claus roams Christian town of Iraq, 'putting smiles on children's faces'

Santa Claus roams Christian town of Iraq, "putting smiles on children's faces"

Locals dressed up as Santa Claus roam the streets of al-Hamdaniya, a Christian town overrun by the Islamic State group in 2014, in the Nineveh governorate of Iraq, distributing sweets to children to "put a smile on their faces".


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