Alisha Roberts, 4, left, and Lezzie Rustad, 3, play with the gifts they received Nov. 19 from an Alaska National Guardsman dressed as Santa Claus in the remote Neets'aii Gwich'in Indian community of Venetie, north of Fairbanks. The Alaska National Guard's Operation Santa Claus brings donated toys, books, school supplies and goody bags filled with fresh fruit, bottled water, toothbrushes and pencils to 18 villages in November and early December.
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