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This artwork by M. Ryder relates to Hanukkah and Christmas.

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl blesses Rita George of Silver Spring, Md., at a Christmas dinner in the basement of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception following Christmas Mass, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich depart following Christmas Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich depart following Christmas Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich poses for photos with fellow worshippers following Christmas Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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An altar server makes his way down the center isle at the conclusion of the Christmas Mass celebrated by Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks to worshippers at Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates Christmas Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Worshippers follow along with the service during Christmas Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A woman lights a candle during Christmas Mass celebrated by Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Altar servers wait in the wings as Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl greets a young worshiper during Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl makes his way down the center isle at the beginning of Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A woman and two girls share a silent moment in prayer together as the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Antonio Alarcon opens the door to a shrine for the Virgin of Charity outside his home decorated in Christmas lights on Christmas Eve in Havana, Cuba, late Saturday Dec. 24, 2011. Cuban faithful celebrating Christmas say they have plenty to cheer this year as they prepare for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI, the first visit by a pontiff to the Communist-run island since John Paul II's historic tour nearly 14 years ago. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Stamford, Conn., Mayor Michael Pavia (right) and Acting Fire Chief Antonio Conte give a brief statement about a house fire that killed five people on Christmas morning, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Stamford Advocate, Lindsay Niegelberg )

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The Duchess of Cambridge (right), nee Kate Middleton, receives flowers from children after she and other members of the royal family attended Christmas services at St. Mary Magdelene Church on the grounds of Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth II's Norfolk retreat, in northeast England on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Archbishop Fouad Twal, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, carries a statuette of baby Jesus during the Christmas midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem early on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool)