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Christmas in Lebanon

December 25, 2012 ·

A Lebanese Alawite family sits in their living room by a Christmas tree.

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A Lebanese Alawite family sits in their living room by a Christmas tree. The Alawite sect is a branch of Shi'a Islam found mostly in Syria. When asked about their Christmas tree, they replied "We obviously don't believe in the same Christmas story, but its a fun holiday. Nice for the kids."

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