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Saturday 25 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The world's first Santa Claus this Christmas began spreading happiness and joy tonight in Tonga "Where Time Begins." Shortly before midnight Santa and his jolly elves arrived at the Nuku'alofa Post Office to watch the clock until it hit midnight when Christmas Day 2010 began in the world.
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Friday 1 January 2010

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On New Year's Eve in a land where time begins, Tongans are welcoming in 2010 quietly. As midnight approaches there's a brass band playing a hymn somewhere nearby in the capital, with a sombre tone that sounds more like a funeral dirge. But as the New Year rolls in, church bells start ringing, the crackers make a lively statement for a few minutes and the band picks up the beat - a little. - By Mary Lyn Fonua