Trees are decorated for Christmas and New Year celebrations in Red Square, Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. St. Basil Cathedral is in the background.
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Faithful walk next to a Christmas tree soon after it was lit during a ceremony in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. The 30-meter tall fir from Upper Austria, along with a nativity scene, will be the Vatican's centerpiece for tourists and pilgrims who will flock there during the holidays.
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A man cycles past a brightly-lit Christmas tree in downtown Varna, Bulgaria, about 280 miles northeast of Sofia, Wednesday Dec. 7, 2005.
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A 236-foot-tall Christmas tree stands in front of the Stalinst-era Palace of Culture in central Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005. Made out of metal tubes, the tree is adorned with about two million small light bulbs.
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Trees lining Champs-Elysees Avenue come to life with white lights, illuminating the stretch from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005. The start of the season was celebrated on the famous avenue with a street lighting ceremony and glitter from thousands of bulbs.
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A tree is lit at the Christmas market in front of Vienna's Schoenbrunn castle, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.
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After the lighting of the Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, in Elephfteria Square in the divided capital of Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek Cypriots gathered to watch fireworks.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A Christmas tree is surrounded by fireworks during a lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2005. The tree stands 269 feet tall and is decorated with 2.8 million light bulbs.
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Christmas tree lights twinkle over Trafalgar Square in London, England on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005. In the background is The National Gallery.
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British artists Gilbert Proesch, right, and George Passmore, known as Gilbert and George, switch on the Christmas lights at Old Spitalfields Market in London, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.
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Christmas lights placed on trees illuminate the Unter den Linden main boulevard in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.
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Fireworks light the sky during the lighting ceremony of the Christmas tree and the Christmas boat in the central square of the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005.
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Panama City, Panama
A man decorates a Christmas tree in Panama City, Panama, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005.
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A man walks by a Christmas tree as decorations go up for Christmas and New Year celebrations outside the Kremlin in Moscow, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005.
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