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Here Comes Nick: Christmas Celebrations Around the World
How the holiday season is observed by worshipers across the globe.
A Pakistani Christian boy decorates a tree in preparation for the upcoming Christmas holiday in Islamabad's slums, Pakistan, on Dec. 23, 2014.
New York City Ballet dancers from this year's production of The Nutcracker visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 24, in New York City.
U.S. troops from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force light candles during Christmas Eve celebrations at Bagram Airfield, north of Kabul.
A man dressed as the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus poses for photographs during the early hours of Christmas Day celebrations in the Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong.
A Christian worshiper looks inside the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem, on Dec. 23.
Pope Francis kisses the statue of baby Jesus as he arrives to lead the Christmas night mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ.
Children dressed up as angels take part in a mass on the eve of Christmas at the South Cathedral Catholic church in Beijing.
A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment relaxes in his quarters after taking part in a mortar exercise on forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan on Dec. 24.
Visitors walk around the "Light Park" on Christmas Eve in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Pakistani Christians decorate a Christmas tree on a street in Islamabad on Dec. 24. Christians in Pakistan form the country's largest minority, accounting for 1,6 per cent of the population.
A Palestinian wood sculptor works on an olive wood figure for a Nativity scene at his workshop near Manger Square in Bethlehem on Dec. 23, in preparation for upcoming Christmas celebrations.
A Pakistani Christian woman walks by a painting of a Santa Claus in preparation for the Christmas holiday, in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad on Dec. 23.
A street entertainer holds her cell phone in a pavilion during a minute of rest in downtown Moscow, decorated for the New Year and Christmas, on Dec. 23.
Visitors light candles in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered by Christians as Jesus' birthplace, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Dec. 23.
People walk past holiday decorations on a rainy evening in Warsaw, Poland, on Dec. 23.