[QODLink]
Middle East

Syrian refugees mark Christmas in camps

Forced to flee from their own homes, hundreds celebrating Christmas in refugee camps in neighbouring Lebanon.
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2012 14:37

Christmas celebrations within Syria have been overshadowed by continuing violence due to almost two year long uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

Mass was performed in the afternoon instead of the normal time of midnight because of security concerns. Christians in Damascus say they are praying for peace and security to return to the country.

Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Zahle, in neighbouring Lebanon, where hundreds of Syrians are taking refuge.

70

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
Featured
Booming global trade in 50-million-year-old amber stones is lucrative, controversial, and extremely dangerous.
Legendary Native-American High Bird was trained in ancient warrior traditions, which he employed in World War II.
Hounded opposition figure says he's hoping for the best at sodomy appeal but prepared to return to prison.
Fears of rising Islamophobia and racial profiling after two soldiers killed in separate incidents.
Group's culture of summary justice is back in Northern Ireland's spotlight after new sexual assault accusations.