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Christmas came early for one Alaska village

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Children in Savoonga, Alaska, greet Santa Claus as he emerges from a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 144th Airlift Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, Oct. 16, during this year's Operation Santa mission. This year marks the 59th year of the program, which serves to bring Christmas to underserved, remote villages across Alaska each year. (U.S. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton)

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