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AP PHOTOS: Congo takes a break from election for Christmas

A Congolese child rides his tricycle in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas da...
Children pose for a photograph in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas day, thi...
A Congolese Santa Claus waits to pose with children in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks ...
A Congolese child rides his tricycle in Kinshasa , Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas d...
A Congolese child poses for a photograph in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christma...
Congolese youth sit on a park bench in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas day...
A Congolese man sells balloons in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas day, thi...
A Congolese family pose for a photograph in Kinshasa , Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christm...
Congolese teenagers pose for photographs in Kinshasa , Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christm...

A Congolese child rides his tricycle in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas da...

Children pose for a photograph in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas day, thi...

A Congolese Santa Claus waits to pose with children in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks ...

A Congolese child rides his tricycle in Kinshasa , Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas d...

A Congolese child poses for a photograph in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christma...

Congolese youth sit on a park bench in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas day...

A Congolese man sells balloons in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas day, thi...

A Congolese family pose for a photograph in Kinshasa , Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christm...

Congolese teenagers pose for photographs in Kinshasa , Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christm...

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — As the people of Congo await the long-delayed presidential election, now scheduled for Dec. 30, many wonder if it will finally be the day they cast their vote. On the Christmas holiday, many Congolese are taking a break from the rising tensions and instead following traditional festive activities such as going to Kinshasa's squares and parks. People wear their best outfits, often augmented by the season's holiday paraphernalia. Children and d adults alike proudly wear the obligatory cone hats, as they pose with Santa next to a giant plastic Christmas tree.


Updated : 2021-01-21 23:32 GMT+08:00