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Christmas cards show nativity in war zone






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The Doctors of the World charity is selling four Christmas cards with a difference. The cards show traditional Christmas scenes from the Holy Land with images of the war in Syria. The charity wants to make people aware of the suffering in Syria. One card shows Mary and Joseph in the rubble of war-torn Syria. Another shows the baby Jesus asleep as a missile is fired in the distance. The next card shows the three wise men looking up at a warplane.

The charity's website said: "These images seek to remind the public that this year war has forced millions from their homes….By purchasing our cards, you are helping us to provide healthcare to the most vulnerable, and together we will [put back] a little of the most festive feeling of all – hope." The money from the cards will buy medicine and medical equipment. The UN says that 65 million people have left their homes because of violence and war.

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