The scene of one of the Christmas Day blasts in Nigeria
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Prayers held for Nigeria Christmas Day bomb victims

27 December 2011 Last updated at 02:49 GMT

Prayers have been held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for those who died in a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks.

Islamist group Boko Haram has said it carried out the attacks, which killed almost 40 people.

Wendy Urquhart reports.