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IMAGES: How the World celebrated Christmas!

Last updated on: December 25, 2010 13:55 IST

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Yes, it's the time of the year again!

On this joyous occasion, rediff.com wishes all its readers 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,' as we a take a look at pictures of Christmas festivities from across the globe.

In this picture, a schoolgirl wears a Santa hat during a Christmas party at the Small World school in Amman, Jordan

Photograph: Ali Jarekji/Reuters



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Image: A couple arrives to attend a Christmas celebration at the Cathedral of Virgin Mary Immaculate Conception in Moscow
Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters
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Image: Fireworks explode around a Christmas tree during festivities in the centre of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
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Image: Ruben Torres, dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, and fishermen wave to people from a boat on Christmas Eve along the coast of Valparaiso city, about 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Santiago, the Chilean capital. Every year, fishermen in Valparaiso organise a Santa Claus boat trip as people wait on the shore to receive their Christmas presents and well-wishes
Photographs: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters
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Image: An altar boy holds Pope Benedict XVI's pastoral cross as he leads the Christmas mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican
Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters
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Image: Children wearing Santa Claus hats pose for a photograph as they celebrate the Christmas Day at a kindergarten at Hefei, Anhui province of China
Photographs: Reuters
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Image: People look at the nativity scene during a Christmas celebration at the Croatian capital Zagreb's Roman Catholic cathedral
Photographs: Nikola Solic/Reuters
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Image: A Sri Lankan army soldier walks past a Santa Claus banner in Colombo on Christmas Eve
Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
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Image: A Palestinian boy sits on his father's shoulder at Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve
Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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Image: An elephant dressed as Santa Claus distributes candy to students during Christmas celebrations at Jirasart school in Ayutthaya, 70 km (44 miles) north of Bangkok, Thailand
Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
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Image: An American military personnel pose with performers from the United States following a Christmas Eve concert at Bagram Airfield, north of Kabul, Afghanistan
Photographs: Omar Sobhani/Reuters
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Image: A Sudanese man wearing a t-shirt reading, 'Vote For Your Freedom' holds up a cross during a Christmas Eve procession in Juba
Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Image: Children hang off a pole during a Christmas parade outside the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve
Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters
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Image: A woman wearing a Santa Claus dress looks at a Christmas tree shaped tricycle as part of Christmas celebration in Hyderabad
Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters
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