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Pakistan's loneliest church celebrates Christmas in Taliban country

Pastor Nazir Alam smiles as he talks to a journalist at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pastor Nazir Alam smiles as he talks to a journalist at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pastor Nazir Alam smiles as he talks to a journalist at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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A Pakistani Christian girl carries her brother as she walks outside a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian girl carries her brother as she walks outside a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian girl carries her brother as she walks outside a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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A Pakistani Christian man stands at the entrance of a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian man stands at the entrance of a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian man stands at the entrance of a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Pakistani Christian men arrive to meet Pastor Nazir Alam at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistani Christian men arrive to meet Pastor Nazir Alam at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistani Christian men arrive to meet Pastor Nazir Alam at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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A Pakistani Christian man walks near the entrance of a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian man walks near the entrance of a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian man walks near the entrance of a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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A Pakistani Christian man walks near a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian man walks near a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani Christian man walks near a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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A Pakistani altar boy tidies up the Communion table at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani altar boy tidies up the Communion table at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani altar boy tidies up the Communion table at a church in South Waziristan November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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