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Iranian-Armenians celebrate New Year 2007

Tehran, Jan 1, IRNA-Iran's Armenian Christian community held a ceremony at Sarkis church here Sunday night to celebrate New Year 2007. According to estimates, nearly 200,000 Christians are living in Iran.

Archbishop of Tehran Sebu Sarkissian felicitated the New Year and wished success and health for the Christians.

He called for establishment of peace and tranquility throughout the world.

During the ceremony, special prayers were said and religious songs were played.

At the end of the ceremony, New Year's bread was distributed among large number of Iranian Armenians attending the celebration.

The Armenian community goes to churches in Iran on the first day of January and the Archbishop says New Year prayers.

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