Annual Nativity scene in Pearl River

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The eighth annual procession of children to a Nativity scene in Pearl River took place Sunday. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Children place 20 angel figures bearing the names
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Children place 20 angel figures bearing the names of the children killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shootings at the feet of the representation of baby Jesus in the manger in downtown Pearl River during the during the eighth annual procession of children. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Children from the Pearl River Irish Music School
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Children from the Pearl River Irish Music School perform Christmas songs during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Children carry angel figures bearing the names of
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Children carry angel figures bearing the names of the 20 children killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shootings to the manger during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

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People sing Christmas songs during the eighth annual
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

People sing Christmas songs during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Organizer Bob Reers addresses the crowd during the
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Organizer Bob Reers addresses the crowd during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Erin Shortell reads the Christmas story from the
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Erin Shortell reads the Christmas story from the Bible during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

The empty manger awaits the baby Jesus during
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

The empty manger awaits the baby Jesus during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Christa and Lauren Scognamiglio of Orangeburg carry a
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Christa and Lauren Scognamiglio of Orangeburg carry a doll representing the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River during the eighth annual procession of children. (Dec. 23, 2012)

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Christa and Lauren Scognamiglio of Orangeburg carry a
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Christa and Lauren Scognamiglio of Orangeburg carry a doll representing the baby Jesus during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in the center of downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Christa and Lauren Scognamiglio of Orangeburg place a
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Christa and Lauren Scognamiglio of Orangeburg place a doll representing the baby Jesus into the manger during the eighth annual procession of children in downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

Angel figures bearing the names of the 20
(Credit: Stuart Bayer)

Angel figures bearing the names of the 20 children killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shootings lie at the feet of the representation of baby Jesus during the eighth annual procession of children carrying the baby Jesus to the manger in downtown Pearl River. (Dec. 23, 2012)

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