Yule, Solstice, Christmas, Winter Holiday of your choice

Challenge #154 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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The 21st is the shortest period of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Many cultures and religions have a winter holiday around this time of year. Capture the essence of a specific winter holiday and please add a note if it is about a certain aspect or meaning. Pleae be respectful when including ANY religious iconry
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Christmas in Medellin
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Medellin Colombia celebrates Christmas every year with millions of lights. This tradition has become very popular and recognized that turists come to the city during the season just to see this wonderful display of life and happiness. More than 300 Km of cables over 21 parks and 4 kms on top of the Medellin river. It has been mentioned in newspaper all over the world and more recently it occupied a spot in the National geographic most wonderful Christhmas lights in the globe.
Submitted: Saturday, 29th December, 2012 19:25 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 31st December, 2011
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 4/5 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Views: 507
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