assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened
fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations
Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others in what the
province’s governor described as a terror attack.
Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon,
killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club before entering and
firing on people partying inside. He did not say who may have carried
out the attack. “Unfortunately (he) rained bullets in a very cruel
and merciless way on innocent people who were there to celebrate New
Year’s and have fun,” Sahin told reporters. (AP)
(Photos: IHA via AP, Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images, AP)
During the liberation of the Netherlands, British airman Fred Frazan took the time to bring joy to these Dutch children. Even in time of war, dressing as Santa Claus and delivering gifts may be all you need to put a smile on someone’s face.
This photo was taken at No. 122 Wing airfield at Volkel, Holland, 13 December 1944.