How cities across the world have decked their streets with beautiful, eye-catching lights for the Yuletide season.
IMAGE: Pedestrians walk underneath Christmas illuminations in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
IMAGE: The city centre, Berlin.
It's a low profile Christmas season in Berlin thanks to the pandemic.
The bustling Christmas markets that would normally open by now have been cancelled.
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IMAGE: A view of the traditional open-air Christmas market at Plaza Mayor in Madrid.
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IMAGE: The US Capitol Christmas tree on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
The 55-foot tall, 25-foot wide Engelmann spruce was harvested in western Colorado November 5, before being decorated.
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IMAGE: The Old Town Square in Prague.
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IMAGE: Guests enjoy the Christmasy mood at Kew Gardens in London.
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IMAGE: Christmas lights cover the Pitt Street mall in Sydney.
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IMAGE: The illuminated Rue Saint Honore for Christmas and New Year celebrations in Paris.
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IMAGE: The Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center in New York City. Photograph: Cindy Ord/Getty Images
IMAGE: Christmas lightning in Amsterdam.
On December 1, face masks become compulsory indoors in The Netherlands as COVID-19 cases reached half a million last week.
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