First Christmas / by Justin Merriman

Jean Claude Nsengiyumva, 12,  a Tanzanian refugee hugs Santa at an event by Acculturation for Justice, Access, and Peace Outreach at St. Benedict the Moore School in the Hill District on Saturday, December 21, 2013. This is the first time many of the refugees have celebrated Christmas, decorated a tree and visited with Santa.
Gad Yava, 7, a refugee from the Congo decorates a Christmas tree for the first time in his life, as other refugees watch on.