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Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir light candles as they leave the vestry to practice ahead of the midnight service that will be held in the Cathedral marking Christmas Eve on December 23, 2008 in Salisbury, England. It will be the 750th year that Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral after it was dedicated in 1258. It is thought that the foundation of the choir stretches back even further with evidence of the foundation of a song school in Salisbury as early as the 11th century. By Matt Cardy/Getty.

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