Christmas in Iraq

A soldier stands atop the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, in east Baghdad, as congregants attend Christmas mass.

The church was struck by a suicide car bomb on July 12, 2009, that left four people dead and 21 wounded.

An Iraqi security officer stands guard atop the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart during Christmas mass (PHOTO: Prashant Rao)

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  1. [...] soldier stands atop the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, in east Baghdad, as congregants attend Christmas mass [in 2011]. The church was struck by a suicide car bomb on July 12, 2009, that left four people dead [...]

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