December 25, 2012

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 3:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Bethlehem Christmas

1The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal (2nd R) carries a statuette of baby Jesus during Christmas Midnight Mass at the Church of St. Catherine, which is connected to the Church of Nativity, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. (Reuters)

Vatican Christmas

2Swiss guards arrive for Pope Benedict XVI’s traditional Christmas ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. (AFP)

Egypt Protest

3Egyptian women cut their hair during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, Cairo, to protest against the Islamist-oriented constitution. (AP)

China Seal

4A spotted seal swims in a partly frozen lake at Dongpaotai Park in Yantai, Shandong province, China. (Reuters)

Georgia Christmas Decorations

5A Georgian woman sells chichilaki – an ancient traditional Christmas tree made of hazelnut wood, in Tbilisi. Georgians believe a chichilaki resembles the beard of St. Basil, who is widely revered in the Orthodox Christian ex-Soviet nation. (AP)

India Santa Claus Sculptures

6A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume walks past sand sculptures of Santa Clauses created by the artist Sudarshan Pattnaik and his students as part of Christmas celebrations on a beach in Puri, located in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. (Reuters)

Ukraine Weather

7A woman feeds pigeons in a snow-covered park in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters)

Australia Christmas

8British travelers celebrate Christmas Day despite wet and cold weather at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. (AP)

Pakistan Christmas

9A police officer stands guard while Pakistani Christians arrive to attend mass on Christmas day in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters)

China Ski Festival

10Workers shape a snow sculpture prior to the annual Vasaloppet China Ski Festival at Jingyuetan Park in Changchun, Jilin province, China. (Reuters)

Bulgaria Christmas

11People light candles during a Christmas Eve mass in Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Reuters)

US Arlington Cemetery

12Graves adorned with Christmas wreaths are seen in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, USA. (AFP)

Lithuania Christmas

13Fireworks light up the sky above a 326-meter tall Christmas tree decoration, illuminating the TV tower in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Christmas Day. (AP)

Germany Weather

14A woman and her daughter go for a walk as temperatures reached 12 degrees Celcius in Petersdorf, Germany. (AFP)

One Response to “December 25, 2012”

  1. mohammad says:

    When I see some pictures of around world that the people are happy it makes me happy I hope that all families have good new year without war and violence

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