Spreading the Christmas spirit in Pakistan

Published December 23, 2010
A Pakistani decorates St. Anthony's Church in preparation for Christmas, in Lahore. ? AP
A Pakistani decorates St. Anthony's Church in preparation for Christmas, in Lahore. ? AP
People buy Christmas items from a shop in a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan. ? AP
People buy Christmas items from a shop in a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan. ? AP
Girls pose next to a Christmas tree in a reception hall of a local hotel in Rawalpindi. ? ONLINE
Girls pose next to a Christmas tree in a reception hall of a local hotel in Rawalpindi. ? ONLINE
Christian girls sing during the preparation ceremony of Christmas in Rawalpindi. ? ONLINE
Christian girls sing during the preparation ceremony of Christmas in Rawalpindi. ? ONLINE
Students perform a tableau during a function to mark the Christmas celebration at Saint Bonaventure High School in Hyderabad. ? APP
Students perform a tableau during a function to mark the Christmas celebration at Saint Bonaventure High School in Hyderabad. ? APP
People buy Christmas decorations from shops in Saddar, Karachi. ? ONLINE
People buy Christmas decorations from shops in Saddar, Karachi. ? ONLINE
Children sit with Santa Clause on a mock reindeer ride during a ceremony in Karachi. ? ONLINE
Children sit with Santa Clause on a mock reindeer ride during a ceremony in Karachi. ? ONLINE
Men decorate reindeers ahead of Christmas in Karachi. ? ONLINE
Men decorate reindeers ahead of Christmas in Karachi. ? ONLINE
Kaleem Masih paints Santa Claus and a Christmas message on a wall as he and others decorate their colony ahead of Christmas celebrations in Islamabad. ? AP
Kaleem Masih paints Santa Claus and a Christmas message on a wall as he and others decorate their colony ahead of Christmas celebrations in Islamabad. ? AP

People in various cities of Pakistan begin decorating their homes, churches and streets as Christmas approaches.

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