Christmas in Medellin? City once plagued by drug violence now hosts spectacular light display

December 22, 2014 11:15 PM

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Christmas in Medellin? City once plagued by drug violence now hosts spectacular light display

In this Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 photo, Christmas lights adorn a building on the banks of the Medellin river, in Medellin, Colombia. The city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil churches, buildings, parks and even the Medellin River with glittering cascades of color. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides) (The Associated Press)

In this Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 photo, Christmas lights are displayed along Medellin river, in Medellin, Colombia. The city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil ch...

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