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Christmas Around the World

The bells of St. Peter's, a blow-up tree and a tiny, mean Santa. These are a few of the Christmas traditions you'll hear about on a Talk of the Nation yuletide tour around the world.

Guests:

Emily Harris, NPR's correspondent in Berlin.

James Dalmida, from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Eric Westervelt, NPR's national security correspondent, from Djibouti.

Guy Raz, NPR's correspondent in London.

Jason Beaubien, NPR's correspondent in Africa, calling from Kenya.

Sylvia Popoli from Venezuela. That's Popoli, NOT NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.

Ingen Kyrkjebo, from Norway.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.
Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.
Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.