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Troops in Djibouti Enjoy Holiday Cheer

Christmas means church services, special meals and extra refreshments for U.S. troops at Camp Le Monier in the East African nation of Djibouti. It's a brief break from their mission, which is to search for al Qaeda operatives in the Horn of Africa. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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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.

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