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Pakistani Christians Dressed As Santa Claus Protest Taliban

Pakistan was still reeling Sunday from a devastating attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that left 132 children dead.

Shortly after the Dec. 16 attack Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani acknowledged responsibility for the attack, saying suicide bombers had carried out the attack as revenge for the killings of Taliban members by Pakistani authorities.

Just five days after the massacre, Pakistani Christians were not going to let the Taliban have the last word. Dressed in Santa Claus outfits and holding signs that read "United we stand in grief and sorrow," dozens gathered in Karachi, Pakistan to protest the attack.

  • KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21:  People wearing Santa Claus costumes wave and hold banners as they stage a demonstration in
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    KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21: People wearing Santa Claus costumes wave and hold banners as they stage a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on December 21, 2014 to condemn the brutal Taliban assault on an army-run school in the north western city of Peshawar.
  • KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21:  People wearing Santa Claus costumes shout slogans and hold banners as they stage a demonstr
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    KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21: People wearing Santa Claus costumes shout slogans and hold banners as they stage a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on December 21, 2014 to condemn the brutal Taliban assault on an army-run school in the north western city of Peshawar.
  • KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21:  Children wearing Santa Claus costumes react as they stage a demonstration in Karachi, Pakis
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    KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21: Children wearing Santa Claus costumes react as they stage a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on December 21, 2014 to condemn the brutal Taliban assault on an army-run school in the north western city of Peshawar.
  • Pakistani minority Christians, some dressed as Santa Claus, participate in a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victi
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    Pakistani minority Christians, some dressed as Santa Claus, participate in a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victims of the Peshawar school massacre in Karachi on December 21, 2014.
  • KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21:  Child wearing Santa Claus costume attends a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on December
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    KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 21: Child wearing Santa Claus costume attends a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on December 21, 2014 to condemn the brutal Taliban assault on an army-run school in the north western city of Peshawar.
  • Pakistani minority Christians, some dressed as Santa Claus, participate in a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victi
    RIZWAN TABASSUM via Getty Images
    Pakistani minority Christians, some dressed as Santa Claus, participate in a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victims of the Peshawar school massacre in Karachi on December 21, 2014.
  • Pakistani minority Christian children dressed as Santa Claus pose during a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victims
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    Pakistani minority Christian children dressed as Santa Claus pose during a Christmas peace rally in solidarity of the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Karachi on December 21, 2014.

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