In a clear defiance of terrorism, children in Bab Touma, Damascus marched through the streets of the neighborhood on the occasion of Christmas.

The march set off from the church of Notre Dame of Dormition in al-Zaitoun alley into the Cathedral of Syriac Orthodox in Sifl al-Tala where the children expressed joy of the coming of Christmas, hoping peace and security would prevail in Syria.

The participants held ornamented Christmas trees while a number of men who wear the uniform of Santa Claus granted gifts to the children.