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Volunteers and local families light nearly 1,000 luminarias set up along the exterior of the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land on Christmas Eve, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 24, 2013. The luminaries, which will remain lit through New Year's Eve, are each dedicated to an individual for whom prayers will be offered throughout Christmas week.
(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
Volunteers and local families light nearly 1,000 luminarias set up along the exterior of the historic Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land on Christmas Eve, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 24, 2013. The luminaries, which will remain lit through New Year's Eve, are each dedicated to an individual for whom prayers will be offered throughout Christmas week. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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