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Friday, Dec 21, 2007
Christmas in Non-Western Countries
Thursday, Dec 20, 2007
Round and Round
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007
Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007
Cooks in the Kitchen
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The World Is Young
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Interactive Essays
Merry ChristmasHappy New Year
Merry Christmas
by Magnum Photographers

Who is Santa Claus? In Italy "La Befana" is a good witch who dresses all in black. In the U.S. the Coca Cola Company invented the Santa in red and white robes. The Dutch "Sintirklass" arrives by boat on December 6th. In China, "Dun Che Lao Ren," or Christmas Old Man, brings gifts to children. In Germany the "Christkind" or Christ Child brings presents while families are in church. In Sweden Santa is a gnome called "Juletomten". In Switzerland the "Christkindl" brings the gifts. In England Father Christmas is a stern version of Santa Claus.

Happy New Year
by Magnum Photographers

Fireworks, dancing, lots of champagne and promises to do things better next year. Anticipation, celebration, hangover. This essay celebrates the ritual of New Year's Eve. Magnum wishes everybody a happy one.

Book of the Week
<i>The World Is Young</i>
The World Is Young
by Wayne Miller
The World Is Young is a profound and loving book by Wayne Miller, a former principal assistant to Edward Steichen. Each photograph is an exploration and celebration of the simple pleasures of childhood.
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Awkward Dinner Party
by Magnum Group
Antoine D'AgataQuote of the Week
It's not how a photographer looks at the world that is important. It's their intimate relationship with it."
— Antoine D'Agata