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    Dutch tradition caught in racist accusations

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    Saint Nicolas has arrived in Amsterdam heralding the start of the Dutch celebrations for Christmas. As always since the mid 1800's he was surrounded by his helpers - Zwarte Pieten - Black Peter. According to tradition they carry a book full of names of the, "naughty" children and also hand out sweets.

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