Visitors walk through Christmas illuminations at a Tokyo park, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009.
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Fireworks are seen near a giant Christmas tree set in front of Muhammad al-Amin Mosque during Christmas celebrations at Martyr's Square in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.
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The christmas market is seen in front of the city hall in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.
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Fireworks soar into the sky in Athens' central Syntagma Square on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, during the official inauguration of the Greek capital's Christmas celebrations.
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Beit Sahur, Palestine
Palestinians stand near a Christmas tree at the West Bank town of Beit Sahur near Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009.
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A woman walks a dog in front of Christmas decorations in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Motorists drive through the Christmas decorations on display for the upcoming Christmas celebration in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.
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This photo taken Dec. 10, 2009, shows more than 200 booths which offer traditional Thuringian handcrafts and sweets and a big Ferris wheel standing on the Christmas Fair in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) and St. Severi's Church in Erfurt, central Germany.
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Pope Benedict XVI, framed by a Christmas tree, greets the faithful during the Angelus prayer he celebrated from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009.
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People walk past Christmas lights in the town of Varna, east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is seen during the 77th annual lighting ceremony in New York on Dec. 2, 2009.
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A view of the U.S. Capitol and the Capitol Christmas tree on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, in Washington, during the tree lighting.
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Christmas trees decorate the square in front of the Monte Carlo Casino, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in Monaco.
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People walk past a huge Christmas tree installed in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral, center, TheKremlin's Spassky Tower, right top, and Lenin's Mausoleum, right, in Moscow, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009.
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A Christmas tree is lit for the holiday season in Mexico City, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.
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Warsaw residents walk under Christmas lights in the capital city Warsaw, Poland, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.
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Rio de Janeiro
Fireworks explode over a floating Christmas tree as it is lighted for the holiday season in Lagoa lake in Rio de Janeiro, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.
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The traditional Christmas tree, a gift from the Norway, is lit in London's Trafalgar Square, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
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A child poses for photo in front of a Christmas decoration displayed outside a shopping mall in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009
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The Champs Elysees in Paris is illuminated by Christmas lights hanging from trees, as rush hour traffic fills the avenue leading to the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009.
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