Dec. 24 - NATO troops in Kabul celebrate Christmas Eve troops with festive songs, church services and Christmas dinner. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Hundreds of NATO troops stationed at a base in Kabul celebrate Christmas Eve on Monday as troops sang festive carols songs, lit candles with a church service and Christmas dinner.
Christmas is celebrated as a major festival in countries around the world, including many whose populations are mostly non-Christian.
"Well of course the holiday season typically joyful because you get spend with your family and friends of course the situation here is a little bit different you know being in the environment … but even then there are still a lot of things to look around and to be thankful for and the other thing is I think really interesting are here is scene of the different nationalities and everybody can celebrate in their own way with make shift ….it is really cool environment," said Michael McCain, a NATO soldier.
The United States and its NATO allies are gradually pulling their forces out of Afghanistan, and handing over security responsibilities to Afghan forces by 2014.
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