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Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas


A boy holds a candle during an Orthodox service in a church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Christmas eve.

A boy holds a candle during an Orthodox service in a church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Christmas eve.

Millions of Orthodox Christians around the globe are celebrating Christmas.<br /> <br /> In Moscow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was among a huge crowd of worshippers attending Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.<br /> <br /> Mass was also held in Bethlehem in the West Bank and Alexandria in Egypt, among other places.<br /> <br /> <h5> <strong><a href="http://www.azatliq.org/media/video/24444620.html" target="_blank">Watch a natural sound video of an Orthodox Christmas service in Tatarstan</a></strong></h5> <br /> Orthodox Christians who celebrate Christmas on January 7 do so because they follow the Julian calendar, which is 13 days behind the new Gregorian calendar of most other Christians.<br /> <br /> <em>compiled from Reuters reports</em>

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