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Christmas in photos around the world


Here are a few photos from different parts of the world where Christmas was celebrated on 25 December 2018.

“We celebrate Christmas inspired by the deeper meaning of this special day, a message of love. I wish health, family happiness, and prosperity to all my fellow citizens” – President Nicos Anastasiades in a family photo on Christmas Day 2018

Prince Charles, Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry arrive for the royal family’s traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church (Sandringham, UK)

Pope Francis prays as he celebrates the Christmas mass (Vatican City)

Participants line up for the annual Serpentine Christmas Day swim. Traditionally known as the Peter Pan Cup, the event takes place in the icy waters of the Serpentine Lake every year (London)

People take part in the Marunouchi Christmas parade on the illuminated Nakadori street in Tokyo’s business district (Tokyo, Japan)

Catholics light candles inside Saint George’s Church in Bagdad, Iraq

Faithful churchgoers in traditional attire attend church in Bujak, 84 kilometres northeast of Budapest, Hungary

Caroline, an orangutan from Sumatra, receives her present at Wilhelma zoological-botanical garden in Stuttgart, Germany

Local residents in Indonesia stand on the roof of a mosque, fearing another tsunami could hit the area

US and NATO troops celebrate Christmas Day on a base in Kabul, Afghanistan

A boy finds time to play during Christmas Day church service in New Delhi, India

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