Christmas Around the World: Pictures

The moon rises behind the Empire State Building lit in its traditional holiday colors in New York City. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
Santa Claus lights flares from a boat in Imperia, Italy. AP Photo/Antonio Calanni
The traditional holiday light display on the City/County Building in Denver. AP Photo/David Zalubowski\
Midnight mass on Christmas Eve in the Abbey Saint Martin de Mondaye in Normandy, France. Artur Widak/NurPhoto
The full moon behind Christmas lights in Skopje, Macedonia. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Christmas Day service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in King's Lynn, England. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage
Acolytes attend a mass at Xishiku Cathedral on Christmas Eve in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Members of the swimming club 'Berlin Seals' go for a swim in the Orankesee lake in Berlin. Paul Zinken/dpa via AP
Pope Francis delivers the "Urbi et Orbi" message from the main balcony of Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Vatican Media via REUTERS
Members of the Swiss Guard during the Pope Francis' "Urbi et Orbi" message at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi
Priests and clergy attend Midnight Mass at the Cathedral-Basilical in Vilnius, Lithuania. AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis
Plane flying over Christmas decorations in Larnaca, Cyprus. AP Photo/Petros Karadjias
A Chinese woman takes a picture in front of the Xishiku Catholic Church during Christmas Eve in Beijing. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
People dressed in Santa Claus costumes ride on motorbikes near the Eiffel Tower during "Carabalade", the annual Santa Claus parade, in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Members of the Christian expatriate community attend a mass on Christmas Eve at Santa Maria Church in Dubai. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
A woman celebrates Christmas in Bangkok. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
Christmas service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore, Pakistan. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
Children on Christmas Day in Kinshasa, Congo. AP Photo/Jerome Delay
Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak leads a Christmas Eve mass at Virgin Mary Cathedral in Nasr City, a suburb of Cairo. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
A cemetery in Vaasa, western Finland on Christmas Eve as Finns place candles on their relatives' graves to honour their memory. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
People dressed as Father Frost and Snow Maiden take part in a march on Christmas Eve in Minsk. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Iraqis shop for Christmas decorations in Baghdad. AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan
Pontifical Swiss Guards patrol St. Peter's Square during the Christmas 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing delivered by Pope Francis at the Vatican. Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis/Getty Images
Children dressed as Santa Claus chase bubbles at a charity event in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Candles lit by gravesites in Vaasa, western Finland during Christmas. OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge after attending the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England. AP Photo/Frank Augstein
The Waterskiing Santa makes his annual Christmas Eve appearance along the waterfront in Alexandria, Va. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan
Volunteers clad in Santa Claus costumes as they gather to deliver gifts to the poor in downtown Seoul. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
People dance before the annual Santa Claus city race in Skopje, Macedonia. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski