In sunny Australia, people celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach, Dec. 25, 2013.
In Minsk, people dress up as Snow Maiden and Father Frost, the equivalent of Santa Claus, December 25, 2013.
In Lima, Peru, dancers dressed as Santa Claus and an elf perform for children from orphanages, December 23, 2013.
In Berlin, members of the Berliner Seehunde (Seals) ice swimmers club take a dip in Lake Orankesee during their traditional Christmas swimming event, December 25, 2013.
At the Vatican, Pope Francis waves as he delivers his first "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and world) message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square, December 25, 2013.
In Georgia, people dressed as Santa Claus perform near a New Year tree in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, December 25, 2013.
In Guangzhou, China, members of a local kayak club dress as Santa and kayak in Zhujiang River, December 25, 2013.
In Mexico City, a man dressed as Santa Claus poses with people during Christmas celebrations near the Monument to the Revolution, December 22, 2013.
In India, children dressed in Santa Claus costumes pose in front of a sand sculpture featuring Jesus Christ and Santa Claus, December 24, 2013.
Also in India, a man wearing a Santa hat prepares to cut a 201-foot-long cake as boys dressed in Santa Claus costumes cheer, December 25, 2013.
In the West Bank, a performer entertains children with a Santa Claus mascot at a Christmas parade at Manger Square in Bethlehem, December 24, 2013.