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People take part in a religious procession to mark the Orthodox Christmas in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Georgians celebrate Christmas on January 7, according to the Julian calendar used by the country's Orthodox church. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov}

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Men dressed as shepherds take part in a religious procession to mark the Orthodox Christmas in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Georgians celebrate Christmas on January 7, according to the Julian calendar used by the country's Orthodox church. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

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People take part in a religious procession to mark the Orthodox Christmas in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Georgians celebrate Christmas on January 7, according to the Julian calendar used by the country's Orthodox church. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

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Bosnian Serb children break traditional Christmas bread to mark the Orthodox Christmas Day festivities in Banja Luka ,140 kms north west of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Bosnian Serbs as Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, according to the old calendar. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

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Women with candles in hands attend a holy Christmas liturgy in St. Clement's Cathedral in Macedonia's capital Skopje, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Macedonian Christian Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas by the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

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Macedonian Christian Orthodox Archbishop Stefan holds a holy Christmas liturgy in St. Clement's Cathedral in Macedonia's capital Skopje on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Macedonian Christian Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas by the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

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A woman lights candles during a holy Christmas liturgy in St. Clement's Cathedral in Macedonia's capital Skopje on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Macedonian Christian Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas by the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

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A Greek Orthodox priest waves a censer during Orthodox Christmas services in a church in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox Christians in Eastern Orthodox churches that use the Julian calendar instead of the 16th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics and Protestants and commonly used in secular life around the world. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

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Christian Orthodox worshipers attend Orthodox Christmas services at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem early Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox Christians in Eastern Orthodox churches that use the Julian calendar instead of the 16th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics and Protestants and commonly used in secular life around the world. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III, center, walks surrounded by clergy during Orthodox Christmas services at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem early Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox Christians in Eastern Orthodox churches that use the Julian calendar instead of the 16th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics and Protestants and commonly used in secular life around the world. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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Christian Orthodox worshipers attend Orthodox Christmas services at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem early Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox Christians in Eastern Orthodox churches that use the Julian calendar instead of the 16th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics and Protestants and commonly used in secular life around the world. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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Palestinian Greek Orthodox worshipers attend Christmas services at a Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox Christians in Eastern Orthodox churches that use the Julian calendar instead of the 16th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics and Protestants and commonly used in secular life around the world. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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Christian Serb Orthodox believers break traditional Christmas bread to mark the Orthodox Christmas Day festivities in Belgrade, Serbia, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Children traditionally scramble for a piece of the bread, searching for a gold coin, hidden inside. Orthodox Christians in Serbia celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, according to the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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A woman walks by bags of uncollected trash and discarded Christmas trees on New York's Upper West Side on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ** FILE **

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Pope Benedict XVI, framed by a Christmas tree, delivers his blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square following an Epiphany Mass at the Vatican on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Benedict XVI is stunned by the wave of violence and intolerance toward Christians around the world, Italy's top churchman said Thursday at Epiphany services. "Together with the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, we are stunned in the face of religious intolerance and so much violence, and we are asking ourselves, in sorrow: Why?'' said Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, president of Italy's bishops conference in an Epiphany homily in Genoa. Benedict told pilgrims and tourists he was offering heartfelt greeting and wishes to "the brothers and sisters of the Eastern churches who tomorrow will celebrate Holy Christmas.'' (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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In this photo suplied by Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary, Brad Pitt, front second from right, and Angelina Jolie, front fifth from right, with their children and owners and staff of the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary where Pitt and Jolie spent Christmas with their six children. Jolie and Pitt are donating $2 million to the Nambian sanctuary in the name of their daughter Shiloh, who was born in that country. (AP Photo/Naankuse)

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Edwin Burgess, 7, snowboards near Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh, N.C. A winter storm that started Christmas Day blanketed much of the state with snow. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ted Richardson)

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A rare Christmas Day snowfall creates a veritable winter wonderland along a roadway in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal carries a statuette of the baby Jesus during the midnight Mass marking the beginning of Christmas Day at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Fadi Arouri, Pool)

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**FILE** Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during his annual "Urbi et Orbi" ("to the City and to the World") message at the Vatican on Christmas 2010. (Associated Press)