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Christmas in Vatican city

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The Christmas in 2007 was spent in the Vatican City. Though it was pretty cold (ok not as cold as in Hungary) but the Christmas time made the place even more special.

Christmas in the Vatican

Vatican City, officially the State of the Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, the capital city of Italy. At approximately 44 hectares (110 acres) (0.44 km2), and with a population of barely over 800, it is the smallest country in the world by both population and area.

Christmas in the Vatican

On these photos you can see the Christmas Nativity scene in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. The scene had been radically changed that year. They have shifted the scene from Bethlehem to Nazareth, and placed Jesus in his father's carpentry shop.

Christmas in the Vatican

The Nativity scene at St Peter's Basilica is a 27 years old tradition which was introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1982.

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Beside the Nativity Scene a giant, fully-adorned Christmas tree has been erected in St Peter's Square. .

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