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Picture of a monk in elaborate robes standing in a beam of sunlight in a monastery in Greece
December 6, 2021

Celebrating St. Nicholas

Mount Athos, in northeastern Greece, is home to some 2,000 monks in the Eastern Orthodox Church. At the Monastery of Vatopedi, Father Chrisostomos reflects in the cell of St. Nicholas the Fisherman—the inspiration for the figure of Santa Claus.
Photograph by Travis Dove, Nat Geo Image Collection

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