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These 39 Pictures Of Christmas Wishes From Kids Around The World Will Melt Your Heart

“I want all the dogs to love all the cats.”

Dear Santa: All 8-year-old Dora from Croatia wants for Christmas is “love and peace in the world.” And a diary. Is that too much to ask?

Just ahead of Saint Nick’s anxiously awaited sleigh ride around the world later this month, Reuters photographers made a trip of their own to ask children what gifts they hope to receive. Their responses were nothing short of adorable.

  • <strong>Zofia, 8, from Warsaw, Poland:</strong> "Dear Santa, I would like to get a cat. But a Robopanda would be ok too. I ho
    Kacper Pempel / Reuters
    Zofia, 8, from Warsaw, Poland: "Dear Santa, I would like to get a cat. But a Robopanda would be ok too. I hope to see you this time."
  • <strong>Lynn Habbouche, a 6-year-old leukaemia patient from Beirut, Lebanon:</strong>&nbsp;All Lynn&nbsp;wants from Santa is
    Jamal Saidi / Reuters
    Lynn Habbouche, a 6-year-old leukaemia patient from Beirut, Lebanon: All Lynn wants from Santa is to recover and get an iPad.
  • <strong>Natsuki Ariga, 9, from Tokyo, Japan:</strong> Natsuki wants to get comic books on Japanese and world history. "Santa
    Toru Hanai / Reuters
    Natsuki Ariga, 9, from Tokyo, Japan: Natsuki wants to get comic books on Japanese and world history. "Santa gives me a present every year for working hard. That's why I practice Electone (Yamaha's electronic organ), abacus and track and field very hard," he said.
  • <strong>Dana Augustane, 10, from Riga, Latvia:</strong>&nbsp;"I want to ask Santa to bring me a pyjama (sic) like my best fri
    Ints Kalnins / Reuters
    Dana Augustane, 10, from Riga, Latvia: "I want to ask Santa to bring me a pyjama (sic) like my best friend Felicita has."
  • <strong>Morena Fay, 9, from Buenos Aires, Argentina:</strong> "I want to ask Papa Noel (Santa Claus) to bring me an electric
    Marcos Brindicci / Reuters
    Morena Fay, 9, from Buenos Aires, Argentina: "I want to ask Papa Noel (Santa Claus) to bring me an electric guitar this Christmas, because I love music and I've wanted one for a long time."
  • <strong>Emma Stanisic, 9, from Zenica, Bosnia:&nbsp;</strong>Emma wants a new phone or a tablet. For her brother she wants a
    Dado Ruvic / Reuters
    Emma Stanisic, 9, from Zenica, Bosnia: Emma wants a new phone or a tablet. For her brother she wants a toy, candy and a new frame for his glasses.
  • <strong>Dmitriy Kuchur, 5, from Minsk, Belarus:</strong>&nbsp;Dmitriy wants Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters
    Dmitriy Kuchur, 5, from Minsk, Belarus: Dmitriy wants Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • <strong>David Arias, 5, from&nbsp;Santa Monica, United States:</strong>&nbsp;David wants a police motorbike.
    Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
    David Arias, 5, from Santa Monica, United States: David wants a police motorbike.
  • <strong>Zofie Cizkova, 8, from&nbsp;Prague, Czech Republic:</strong>&nbsp;"I want all the dogs to love all the cats."
    David W Cerny / Reuters
    Zofie Cizkova, 8, from Prague, Czech Republic: "I want all the dogs to love all the cats."
  • <strong>Sandro, 6, from Tbilisi, Georgia:</strong>&nbsp;Sandro wants to get Captain America Lego set. He believes Santa can s
    David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
    Sandro, 6, from Tbilisi, Georgia: Sandro wants to get Captain America Lego set. He believes Santa can see his drawing and guess what he wants. He is waiting to find his gift under the Christmas tree.
  • <strong>Onari Abigail, 8, from Managua, Nicaragua: </strong>Onari&nbsp;wants a castle full of princes and princesses.
    Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters
    Onari Abigail, 8, from Managua, Nicaragua: Onari wants a castle full of princes and princesses.
  • <strong>Benjamin Valeriani, 7, from Montevideo, Uruguay:</strong> Benjamin asked Santa for "many, many presents and a Titanic
    Andres Stapff / Reuters
    Benjamin Valeriani, 7, from Montevideo, Uruguay: Benjamin asked Santa for "many, many presents and a Titanic Building Block Kit from Lego."
  • <strong>Zeynep Akgul, 8, from&nbsp;Ankara, Turkey:</strong>&nbsp;"I want to live in Paris with my best friend Alya. I want a
    Umit Bektas / Reuters
    Zeynep Akgul, 8, from Ankara, Turkey: "I want to live in Paris with my best friend Alya. I want a house in Paris from Santa. I want to live in France because I was there for holiday this summer. I like Paris, I like people there. Everything in Paris is the way I like."
  • <strong>Georgie Kidd, 10, from Tenby, Wales:</strong> Georgie wants a fox.
    Rebecca Naden / Reuters
    Georgie Kidd, 10, from Tenby, Wales: Georgie wants a fox.
  • <strong>Maxim, 4, from Belgrade, Serbia:</strong>&nbsp;Maxim would like to get a plastic dinosaur.
    Marko Djurica / Reuters
    Maxim, 4, from Belgrade, Serbia: Maxim would like to get a plastic dinosaur.
  • <strong>Pika Feliciana Kranjec, 4, from Kranj, Slovenia:</strong>&nbsp;Pika wants a small lollipop.
    Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters
    Pika Feliciana Kranjec, 4, from Kranj, Slovenia: Pika wants a small lollipop.
  • <strong>Yoselin Ortuno, 5, from&nbsp;Caracas, Venezuela:</strong> "Hello dear Santa, all year long I have behaved well at hom
    Marco Bello / Reuters
    Yoselin Ortuno, 5, from Caracas, Venezuela: "Hello dear Santa, all year long I have behaved well at home and at school and I ask you to bring me a doll, a stroller and a bottle."
  • <strong>Sebastian Contreras, 8, from&nbsp;Santa Tecla, El Salvador:</strong> Sebastian wants a BB-8 robot.
    Jose Cabezas / Reuters
    Sebastian Contreras, 8, from Santa Tecla, El Salvador: Sebastian wants a BB-8 robot.
  • <strong>Matias Ugarte, 6, from&nbsp;Mexico City, Mexico:</strong> Matias wants a bicycle.
    Henry Romero / Reuters
    Matias Ugarte, 6, from Mexico City, Mexico: Matias wants a bicycle.
  • <strong>Adina Serikbayeva, 7, from&nbsp;Almaty, Kazakhstan:</strong>&nbsp;Adina dreams to get a house for her Barbie doll. Wr
    Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters
    Adina Serikbayeva, 7, from Almaty, Kazakhstan: Adina dreams to get a house for her Barbie doll. Writing on her drawing reads: "House for Barbie."
  • <strong>Taj, 10, from&nbsp;Encinitas, United States:</strong>&nbsp;Taj would like fruit trees for his new home and a leaf blo
    Mike Blake / Reuters
    Taj, 10, from Encinitas, United States: Taj would like fruit trees for his new home and a leaf blower to help clean his garden.
  • <strong>Olivier Bommeli, 8, from Bern, Switzerland:</strong> Olivier said he wants a jerboa.
    Ruben Sprich / Reuters
    Olivier Bommeli, 8, from Bern, Switzerland: Olivier said he wants a jerboa.
  • <strong>Jaedene Alyzxandra Medina, 5, from Las Pinas, Philippines:</strong> Jaedene wants a pet bunny because her mom won't a
    Erik de Castro / Reuters
    Jaedene Alyzxandra Medina, 5, from Las Pinas, Philippines: Jaedene wants a pet bunny because her mom won't allow her to have a pet dog or cat yet.
  • <strong>Alicia, 4, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:</strong> Alicia wants a winter jacket and clothes for her cousins.
    Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters
    Alicia, 4, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Alicia wants a winter jacket and clothes for her cousins.
  • <strong>Isabel Lawson, 12, from Measham, Britain:</strong> "I would like a Nomination bracelet (charm bracelet) with a charm
    Darren Staples / Reuters
    Isabel Lawson, 12, from Measham, Britain: "I would like a Nomination bracelet (charm bracelet) with a charm of the Spanish flag and pink bunny. A pink bunny was my cuddly toy when I was a baby and we went to Spain in our camper van this summer."
  • <strong>Palesa Vinger, 12, from Johannesburg, South Africa:</strong> Palesa would love for Santa to give her a pair of Nike s
    Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters
    Palesa Vinger, 12, from Johannesburg, South Africa: Palesa would love for Santa to give her a pair of Nike sneakers. "My mother promised to buy me [sneakers] once I pass my grade, but I don't trust she will keep her promises," she said.
  • <strong>Jasmine Maria, 6, from Balham, Britain:</strong> Jasmine's wish is a Playmobil hospital. "I want to match with my Pla
    Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
    Jasmine Maria, 6, from Balham, Britain: Jasmine's wish is a Playmobil hospital. "I want to match with my Playmobil castle, so that those people in there, can go into the hospital," she said.
  • <strong>William Lawson, 11, from Oadby, Britain:</strong> "My Grandpa who takes me to my rugby matches says I should ask for
    Darren Staples / Reuters
    William Lawson, 11, from Oadby, Britain: "My Grandpa who takes me to my rugby matches says I should ask for a set of golf clubs for him but I would quite like a new pair of rugby boots for Christmas."
  • <strong>Diana Zhaldak, 4, from&nbsp;Kiev, Ukraine:</strong> Diana wants a magical, musical house where she can play.
    Gleb Garanich / Reuters
    Diana Zhaldak, 4, from Kiev, Ukraine: Diana wants a magical, musical house where she can play.
  • <strong>Khanyo Mchunu, 13, from&nbsp;Embo, South Africa:</strong> Khanyo wants a house.
    Rogan Ward / Reuters
    Khanyo Mchunu, 13, from Embo, South Africa: Khanyo wants a house.
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