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Ticket pic of the week: Santa armed and dangerous

December 18, 2010 |  7:00 am

A German soldier machine gunner in Afghanistan's Kunduz Province

Ho-ho-ho, here's a specially delivered holiday gift.

A seasonal photo perhaps more reflective of the widespread global reality than an idyllic department store Santa. He's a German Army machine-gunner patrolling in Afghanistan's Kunduz province.

The advantage of this holiday transportation attachment is that this Santa can successfully resist any inappropriate advances by terrorists, pirates or sleigh hijackers.

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-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo: Reuters

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