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The Church of Christ in Nigeria church, where only 45 worshipers have the courage to attend Christmas service in Maiduguri

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MAIDUGURI , NIGERIA - DECEMBER 25: Inside the Church of Christ in Nigeria church, only 45 worshipers have the courage to attend Christmas service in Maiduguri, Nigeria on December 25, 2012. Last year, radical Islamists hurled grenades into the compound, killing a guard. In April, they murdered the reverend. The church is located in a neighborhood dubbed “Tora Bora”, Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in Afghanistan, because it is a stronghold of the Boko Haram, the radical Islamis group that is plaguing northern Nigeria. Once numbering in the thousands, much of the congregation has fled Maiduguri. On this holy day, heavily armed soldiers peer from behind sandbags, searching everyone who enters for bombs and weapons. (Photo by Sudarsan Raghavan/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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MAIDUGURI , NIGERIA - DECEMBER 25: Inside the Church of Christ in Nigeria church, only 45 worshipers have the courage to attend Christmas service in Maiduguri, Nigeria on December 25, 2012. Last year, radical Islamists hurled grenades into the compound, killing a guard. In April, they murdered the reverend. The church is located in a neighborhood dubbed “Tora Bora”, Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in Afghanistan, because it is a stronghold of the Boko Haram, the radical Islamis group that is plaguing northern Nigeria. Once numbering in the thousands, much of the congregation has fled Maiduguri. On this holy day, heavily armed soldiers peer from behind sandbags, searching everyone who enters for bombs and weapons. (Photo by Sudarsan Raghavan/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Inside the Church of Christ in Nigeria church only 45 worshipers have... News Photo 158828006Attending,Christmas,Courage,Horizontal,Human Interest,Maiduguri,Nigeria,Religious Service,WorshipperPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2012 The Washington PostMAIDUGURI , NIGERIA - DECEMBER 25: Inside the Church of Christ in Nigeria church, only 45 worshipers have the courage to attend Christmas service in Maiduguri, Nigeria on December 25, 2012. Last year, radical Islamists hurled grenades into the compound, killing a guard. In April, they murdered the reverend. The church is located in a neighborhood dubbed “Tora Bora”, Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in Afghanistan, because it is a stronghold of the Boko Haram, the radical Islamis group that is plaguing northern Nigeria. Once numbering in the thousands, much of the congregation has fled Maiduguri. On this holy day, heavily armed soldiers peer from behind sandbags, searching everyone who enters for bombs and weapons. (Photo by Sudarsan Raghavan/The Washington Post via Getty Images)