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Winter Solstice 2012

Today is the winter solstice and the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s all due to Earth’s tilt, which ensures that the shortest day of every year falls around December 21. Some predicted that today would also mark Earth’s doomsday, thanks to a longstanding rumor that the Maya calendar ends on December […]

Christmas 1914 — a unique moment in history

During the first Christmas of World War I, warfare took second place to an unlikely match. German soldiers lit candles on Christmas trees. Troops on opposing sides of the front lines called for a spontaneous ceasefire. And then, in the spirit of goodwill, the men decided to play a match of soccer. The Christmas truce […]

Christmas 2011

Christmas Day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, on December 25. It remains one of the most festive holidays in the world, seen as a time of giving and sharing and of course presents. However, December 25 is a business day in Baghdad, so banks & offices are open. The Christmas tree of Dortmund is […]

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