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Christmas time in Pakistan

With Christmas Day less than a week away, festivities and celebrations begin in Pakistan. A look at the build-up to December 25 in the country. – Photos by AFP.

Pakistani's pray at the Cathedral church in Lahore on December 18, 2011.
Pakistani's pray at the Cathedral church in Lahore on December 18, 2011.
A Pakistani Christian woman walks beside a Santa Claus mannequin and Christmas tree displayed at a market in Islamabad on December 15, 2011. Christians in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world will celebrate Christmas.
A Pakistani Christian woman walks beside a Santa Claus mannequin and Christmas tree displayed at a market in Islamabad on December 15, 2011. Christians in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world will celebrate Christmas.
Women shop for Christmas-related items at a market in Islamabad on December 15, 2011.
Women shop for Christmas-related items at a market in Islamabad on December 15, 2011.
Pakistani men load an ornamental Christmas tree onto a vehicle at a market in Islamabad on December 15, 2011.
Pakistani men load an ornamental Christmas tree onto a vehicle at a market in Islamabad on December 15, 2011.
Pakistani children put up and paint decorations ahead of Christmas in Islamabad on December 17, 2011.
Pakistani children put up and paint decorations ahead of Christmas in Islamabad on December 17, 2011.
Pakistani minority Christian children play on a trampoline in Islamabad on December 17, 2011.
Pakistani minority Christian children play on a trampoline in Islamabad on December 17, 2011.
Pakistani's pray at the Cathedral church in Lahore on December 18, 2011.
Pakistani's pray at the Cathedral church in Lahore on December 18, 2011.

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Farah Dec 20, 2011 02:39am
The first few pictures were great. I wish there were more Christmas-related pictures and not a completely irrelevant picture of children from the community jumping on a trampoline, which I'm sure is not limited to "Christmas time in Pakistan". It would be nice to see more pictures of Pakistani churches and preparations for their big day.
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Faisal Khan Dec 20, 2011 03:57pm
Happy christmas to all our christian brothers in Pakistan. Hong Kong
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Dr Altaf Hussain Rah Dec 20, 2011 04:22pm
A very HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all our fellow Pakistanis. Any festivity belonging to any religion is a happy occasion and if we analyze all the happy days in any religion follow each other. During my younger days we enjoyed Christmas in Karachi and my dad used to bring fruit cake with almond icing especially from United Bakery every Christmas, the tradition which I have maintained till today. So let us all enjoy all the happy days to come.
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Sidra Dec 20, 2011 08:49pm
Merry Christmas to all Pakistanis.
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Syed Dec 20, 2011 10:54pm
I wish a merry Christmas to all my fellow Pakistani who are celebrating the Christmas. I wish them all peace and happiness in the coming new year 2012.
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Ajaus Dec 21, 2011 08:41am
A v v Happy Xmas to all Fellow Pakistani christian brothers and sisters, would be glad to see more pics specially from Karachi which always been abandoned by our all walks of media. There's a huge illuminations and celebrations from civic center to ghareeb a baad roundabout and various places in Clifton and other parts of the city including so many churches, so how can be misssssssd..... think about it.... haan Aj, Brisbane..
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T ROSETOMY Dec 21, 2011 01:15pm
Wish all a Merry Christmas and happy new year. Wish all Pakistanis a peaceful and proesporus 2012
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Roshan Dec 23, 2011 06:58pm
I wish all Pakistanis..A very merry Xmas and a Bright and Happy 2012..May Peace and Goodwill towards men be the idea for the day. Good luck to all.
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