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Service in Progress
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Service in Progress

A sign requests that visitors remain quiet stood in front of the congregation area of Memorial Church on Monday evening during the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service.

Singing Along
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Singing Along

From left, MJ Richardson '17, Chloe B. Do '15, Karen-Alexandra Nogues '18, and Sarah C. Angell '18 sing along during the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service in Memorial Church on Monday evening.

Reading Along
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Reading Along

MJ Richardson '17 reads along during the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service on Monday evening in Memorial Church.

'Silent Night'
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'Silent Night'

Memorial Church Choirmaster Edward E. Jones conducts the Harvard University Choir as it performs "Silent Night" on Monday evening in Memorial Church. The performance was part of the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service.

Conducting the Choir
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Conducting the Choir

Memorial Church Choirmaster Edward E. Jones conducts the Harvard University Choir as it performs "Silent Night" on Monday evening in Memorial Church. The performance was part of the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service.

Conducting from Above
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Conducting from Above

Memorial Church Choirmaster Edward E. Jones conducts the Harvard University Choir during the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service on Monday evening.

Listening to the Service
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Listening to the Service

Attendees of all ages gathered in the pews, crowded in the aisles, and stood at the back of Memorial Church as the Harvard University Choir alternated between carols, hymns, and psalms read by community members during the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service on Monday evening.

Watching the Service
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105th Annual Christmas Carol Service

Filling the Pews
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Filling the Pews

Attendees of all ages gather in Memorial Church for the 105th Annual Christmas Carol Service on Monday evening. According to the event program, the liturgy has remained largely the same as when the carol service began in 1910.

Peshawar Vigil
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Peshawar Vigil

Members of the Harvard community hold candles on Tuesday evening during a vigil at the John Harvard Statue for the 141 people killed by militants from the Pakistani Taliban at an army-run school earlier that day. Member of the Pakistani Students Association, which hosted the vigil, and Pakistani native Manhoor F. Khan ‘17 explained that she is grateful for the support of attendees “because after a certain point things like this eventually become routine at home.”

Peshawar Vigil
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Watching the Service
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Watching the Service

According to the event program, attendees were invited to join the choir in singing "Silent Night" to commemorate the centenary of the Christmas Truce of 1914, when British and German soldiers fighting in World War I temporarily halted attacks in acknowledgement of the holiday. As the choir readied to begin singing "Silent Night," some attendees closed their eyes, others looked straight ahead, but all were silent.

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