Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

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Pope Tawadros II, the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt, left, leads a midnight Mass on the eve of Orthodox Christmas at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, late Sunday Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Christmas falls on Jan. 7 for Orthodox Christians that use the old Julian calendar instead of the 16th-century Gregorian calendar adopted by Catholics and Protestants and commonly used in secular life around the world.

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