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Dec 13, 2016

What kids from around the world want for Christmas

What kids from around the world want for Christmas

Only 12 more days till Christmas and the unwrapping of presents for a lot of kids. Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas and it's not all about material things.

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A combination picture shows Lynn Habbouche, 6, suffering from leukaemia, posing for a photograph at her home (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Beirut, Lebanon November 26, 2016. All she wants from Santa is to recover and an iPad, she said. JAMAL SAIDI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Diana Zhaldak, 4, posing for a photograph at her house (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, near Kiev, Ukraine, November 22, 2016. Diana wants a magical, musical house where she can play. GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Emma Stanisic, 9, posing for a photograph in her piano class at the Elementary Music School (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 22, 2016. Emma wants a new phone or a tablet. For her brother she wants a toy, candy and a new frame for his glasses. DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Georgie Kidd, 10, posing for a photograph November 20, 2016 (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales November 23, 2016. Georgie wants a fox. REBECCA NADEN/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Raphaela Bernard, 4, posing for a photograph in the backyard of her home (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Altadena, California U.S., November 27, 2016. Raphaela wants a fairy garden. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Isabella Grunewald, 5, posing for a photograph at her Kindergarten (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Hanau, Germany November 23, 2016. Isabella hopes for a living bird as a pet and also a mermaid, a unicorn and an elf as fluffy toys because that is what she "likes most to play with at the moment." KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Anna Krylova, 7, posing for a photograph at her house (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in the settlement of Zagoryansky, outside Moscow, Russia November 25, 2016. Anna wants a Lalaloopsy doll. GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Zofie Cizkova, 8, posing for a photograph (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Prague, Czech Republic, November 24, 2016. "I want all the dogs to love all the cats," Sofie said. DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Dora Stanzl, 8, posing for a photograph (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Zagreb, Croatia November 23, 2016. Dora's wishes on the drawing read: "Love and peace in the world" (L) and "diary". ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Taj, 10, posing for a photograph (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Encinitas, California, U.S., November 24, 2016. Taj would like fruit trees for his new home and a leaf blower to help clean his garden. MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Jaedene Alyzxandra Medina, 5, posing for a photograph inside her classroom at Child's Home Educational Center (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 29, 2016. Jaedene said she wants a pet bunny (rabbit) because her mom doesn't allow her to have a pet dog or cat yet. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Adina Serikbayeva, 7, posing for a photograph at musical school before her piano lesson (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, November 24, 2016. Adina dreams to get a house for her Barbie doll. Writing on the drawing reads: "House for Barbie." SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Tom Alves, 10, posing for a photograph in his garden (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2016. "Now I prefer a computer. Before I wanted a video game, but on the computer I can do more things other than playing," Tom said. PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Alicia, 4, from the indigenous community Tarahumara, posing for a photograph (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico November 26, 2016. Alicia wants a winter jacket and clothes for her cousins. JOSE LUIS GONZALEZ/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Palesa Vinger, 12, posing for a photograph outside her home November 29, 2016 (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in GillView, a suburb south of Johannesburg, South Africa, November 30, 2016. Palesa said she would love for Santa to give her a pair of Nike sneakers. "My mother promised to buy me one once I pass my grade, but I don't trust she will keep her promises," Palesa said. SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Natsuki Ariga, 9, posing for a photograph at a library (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Tokyo, Japan December 1, 2016. Natsuki wants to get comic books on Japanese and world history. "Santa gives me a present every year for working hard. That's why I practice Electone (Yamaha's electronic organ), abacus and track and field very hard, " he said. TORU HANAI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Zeynep Akgul, 8, posing for a photograph at her home, November 24, 2016 (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Ankara, Turkey November 25, 2016. "I want to live in Paris with my best friend Alya. I want a house in Paris from Santa. I want to live in France because I was there for holiday this summer. I like Paris, I like people there. Everything in Paris is the way I like," Zeynep said. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Jasmine Maria, 6, posing for a photograph (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa in Balham, south London, Britain November 24, 2016. Jasmine's wish is a Playmobil hospital. "I want to match with my Playmobil castle, so that those people in there, can go into the hospital," she said. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Olivier Bommeli, 8, posing for a photograph in his room November 22, 2016 (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Bern, Switzerland, November 24, 2016. Olivier said he wants a jerboa. RUBEN SPRICH/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows William Lawson, 11, posing for a photograph after playing rugby November 20, 2016 (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa in Oadby, Britain, November 21, 2016. "My Grandpa who takes me to my rugby matches says, I should ask for a set of golf clubs for him but I would quite like a new pair of rugby boots for Christmas," said William. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Isabel Lawson, 12, posing for a photograph (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa in Measham, Britain, November 20, 2016. "I would like a Nomination bracelet (charm bracelet) with a charm of the Spanish flag and pink bunny. A pink bunny was my cuddly toy when I was a baby and we went to Spain in our camper van this summer," Isabel said. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Maxim, almost 4, laughing at his apartment as he poses for a photograph (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa in Belgrade, Serbia, November 23, 2016. Maxim said he would like to get a plastic dinosaur. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Yoselin Ortuno, 5, posing for a photograph December 2, 2016 (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Caracas, Venezuela December 5, 2016. Yoselin's letter reads: "Hello dear Santa, all year long I have behaved well at home and at school and I ask you to bring me a doll, a stroller and a bottle." MARCO BELLO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Matias Ugarte, 6, posing for a photograph outside his school November 29, 2016 (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Mexico City, Mexico, December 3, 2016. Matias wants a bicycle. HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Mila, 10, posing for a photograph at her home November 20, 2016 (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Skopje, Macedonia November 26, 2016. Mila wants her parents to be friends again. OGNEN TEOFILVOVSKI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Khanyo Mchunu, 13, posing for a photograph in front of her house (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Embo, South Africa, November 30, 2016. Khanyo wants a house. ROGAN WARD/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Sebastian Contreras, 8, posing for a photograph (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, November 29, 2016. Sebastian wants a BB 8 robot. JOSE CABEZAS/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Benjamin Valeriani, 7, posing for a photograph at his house December 1, 2016 (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Montevideo, Uruguay December 2, 2016. Benjamin asked Santa for "Many, many presents and a Titanic Building Block Kit from Lego." ANDRES STAPFF/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Dana Augustane, 10, posing for a photograph November 24, 2016 (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Riga, Latvia, December 4, 2016. "I want to ask Santa to bring me a pyjama like my best friend Felicita has," Dana said. INTS KALNINS/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Morena Fay, 9, posing for a photograph (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 16, 2016. "I want to ask Papa Noel (Santa Claus) to bring me an electric guitar this Christmas, because I love music and I've wanted one for a long time," Morena said. MARCOS BRINDICCI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Pika Feliciana Kranjec, 4, posing for a photograph (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Kranj, Slovenia, November 22, 2016. Pika wants a small lollipop. SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Zofia, 8, posing for a photograph November 23, 2016 (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Warsaw, Poland November 24, 2016. "Dear Santa, I would like to get a cat. But a Robopanda would be ok too. I hope to see you this time. Zosia." she wrote. KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Onari Abigail, 8, who suffers from Schizophrenia, posing for a photograph at the Pedagogical Medical Institute "Los Pipitos" (top) and her drawing of what she wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Managua, Nicaragua November 23, 2016. She wants a castle full of princes and princesses. OSWALDO RIVAS/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Dmitriy Kuchur, 5, posing for a photograph at his house (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Minsk, Belarus, November 23, 2016. Dmitriy wants Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows David Arias, 5, posing for a photograph at UCLA Medical Center (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get for Christmas from Santa, in Santa Monica, California, U.S. November 22, 2016. David wants a police motorbike. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows Sandro, 6, posing for a photograph (top) and his drawing of what he wants to get from Santa, in Tbilisi, Georgia, November 19, 2016. Sandro wants to get "Captain America" Lego set. He believes Santa can see his drawing and guess what he wants. He is waiting for his gift to be found under the Christmas tree. DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS

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