A recital of carols by staff members from various delegations to the United Nations has become an annual event in New York.
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GV INT Choir singing.
CU Girls singing and applauding (4 shots).
CU Man sings French carol ZOOM OUT TO GV Choir.
TRACKING SHOT EXT Member U.N. flags.
TRANSCRIPT: COMMENTATOR: "Christmas carols--in almost any language--arouse familiar sentiments in December. It happened again at the General Assembly as staff members from various delegations sang their traditional salute to the season. The programme included a French import--" Shepherds Leave Your Fields, The Holy Child to see". The 45 voices in the choir cover a wide range of races, nationalities and religions, which explains exactly what the United Nations and the Christmas spirit is all about."
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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THE SOUND TRACK INCLUDES ACTUALITY OF TWO CAROLS BEING SUNG--TOGETHER WITH A SHORT COMMENTARY BY NBC REPORTER BOB TEAGUE. THE TRANSCRIPT IS AS FOLLOWS:
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: FILM INCLUDES COMMENTARY BY NBC COMMENTATOR BOB TEAGUE WHICH MAY BE USED AS ALTERNATIVE TO FOLLOWING.
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Background: A recital of carols by staff members from various delegations to the United Nations has become an annual event in New York.
Forty-five people took part in this year's carol singing, held at the United Nations on Monday (20 December).
As well as some traditional carols like "The First Noel", the multi-racial choir also sang carols from other countries including a French one called "Shepherds leave your field, the Holy Child to see".