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December 22, 2010 10:10 AM

Middle East Diary: In Baghdad, concrete walls for Christmas

It's not going to feel like much of a Christmas in Iraq this year. Several attacks in recent weeks against Iraq's vanishing Christian community have led to a feeling of siege this Christmas. Human rights groups say that Christians have been targeted with rocket attacks and received threats by mail and text message. On Wednesday, wire services reported that Christians in three Iraqi cities had decided to cancel Christmas observances after receiving threats.

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