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Ticket pic of the week: Santa armed and dangerous

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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I wonder how the ministry for the promotion of virtue and the repression of
vice,views Santa.

Frohe Weihnachten und Gottes segen (Merry Christmas and God Bless you) Soldier Santa.


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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