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Volume 22, Number 6 November/December 1971

In This Issue

November/December 1971
Arabs and Icons
Written by Karen Lewis
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

The Greeks made them famous. The Russians knew them too. But for three centuries Arab artists matched them all.

Christmas In Beirut
Written by Helen Gibson
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

In Beirut, as in New York, Christmas is serious business. Beirut, moreover, has two Christmases and some years has the Muslim equivalent as well.

Christmas In Bethlehem
Written by Helen Gibson

There is little snow in Bethlehem, no sleigh bells, no quaint New England churches, no turkeys and no plum pudding. But here, in a timeless Arab land, is where it all began.

Christmas In Dhahran
Photographed by Burnett H. Moody

In many ways it's a lot like Christmas in Southern California, but we doubt that even in way-out California do they have live camels in their Christmas pageants.

The Christmas Story—According to the Koran

Everyone has read the memorable and touching story of Christmas according to Saint Luke. Not many have read—or even heard of—the story of Christmas according to the Koran.

St. George The Ubiquitous
Written by Helen Gibson
Illustrated by Brian Smith

He killed a dragon in Beirut. He works miracles in Egypt. He is revered in Portugal and for centuries was the patron saint of England.