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Thousands of Kids, Toys, And Motorcycles In Tijuana

By December 25, 2012General Posts

Charinay Bolaños Quintero, 10, has been standing outside for hours. She's one of nearly 8,000 kids here on Avenida Revolución, Tijuana's famous downtown strip. They fill the street, for block after block. Some look excited, and some are clearly nervous. Some have their hands clasped together, eyes closed, as if deep in prayer.

The reason they're waiting?

"Bicycles, toys, dolls, mmmm," Charinay tells me dreamily, in Spanish. She's excited, and having trouble standing still. "They bring lots of presents."

Her mother tells me they come to this, the Tijuana Toy Run, every December.

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