Displaced Iraqis Celebrate Christmas In Abandoned Shopping Mall
Thousands of Christian Iraqis try to make the most of the holiday.
By RHEANA MURRAY
December 22, 2014, 5:14 PM
• 3 min read
-- Thousands of Iraqi Christians seeking shelter in an unfinished shopping mall are trying to make the most of Christmas this year -- hanging threadbare decorations even as the floors are flooded and the walls non-existent.
Days before the holiday, a makeshift nativity scene is put into place, colored lights in the shape of a Christmas tree light up a refrigerator door and "Merry Christmas" signs are ready to be hung.