Christmas Celebration 2013

Dec 18, 2013, 12:01 PM IST
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Lucy O'Grady, left, and Tanya O'Grady, both from Birmingham in the United Kingdom, splash around at Bondi Beach as they celebrating Christmas Day in Sydney.

Lucy O'Grady, left, and Tanya O'Grady, both from Birmingham in the United Kingdom, splash around at Bondi Beach as they celebrating Christmas Day in Sydney.

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Lucy O'Grady, center right, hugs her little sister Poppie O'Grady, to keep her warm as the visitors from Birmingham in the United Kingdom celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Lucy O'Grady, center right, hugs her little sister Poppie O'Grady, to keep her warm as the visitors from Birmingham in the United Kingdom celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney.

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Pope Francis celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Pope Francis celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

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Newborns sleep in oversized red stockings in the nursery at Long Beach Memorial in Long Beach, Calif. For more than 50 years, babies born between Dec. 21-25 at Long Beach Memorial are placed in big red stockings to be presented to the new parents.

Newborns sleep in oversized red stockings in the nursery at Long Beach Memorial in Long Beach, Calif. For more than 50 years, babies born between Dec. 21-25 at Long Beach Memorial are placed in big red stockings to be presented to the new parents.

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Dancers impersonating Mary, Joseph and St. Francis perform in front of the Nativity scene unveiled in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Dancers impersonating Mary, Joseph and St. Francis perform in front of the Nativity scene unveiled in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican.

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A couple look at the illuminated decoration to celebrate the festival season during Christmas eve in Hong Kong.

A couple look at the illuminated decoration to celebrate the festival season during Christmas eve in Hong Kong.

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An Indian worker installs decorative lights on the gate of the Sacred Heart’s Cathedral on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi.

An Indian worker installs decorative lights on the gate of the Sacred Heart’s Cathedral on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi.

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Employees dressed as Santa Claus perform as part of a shopping mall's Christmas celebrations in Seoul, South Korea.

Employees dressed as Santa Claus perform as part of a shopping mall's Christmas celebrations in Seoul, South Korea.

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Miley Cyrus performs in concert during the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball at the Verizon Center in Washington.

Miley Cyrus performs in concert during the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball at the Verizon Center in Washington.

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Herman Morgan of Florissant, Mo., takes advantage of the moderation in the weather, to dress up as Santa Claus and go for a ride through Alton, Ill., on his motorcycle.

Herman Morgan of Florissant, Mo., takes advantage of the moderation in the weather, to dress up as Santa Claus and go for a ride through Alton, Ill., on his motorcycle.

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A man dressed as Santa Claus poses for photographers with two dolphins, at the Marineland animal exhibition park in Antibes, southeastern France.

A man dressed as Santa Claus poses for photographers with two dolphins, at the Marineland animal exhibition park in Antibes, southeastern France.

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Runners, dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the 37th `Christmas Corrida Race` in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris.

Runners, dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the 37th `Christmas Corrida Race` in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris.

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From left, China Anne McClain, Bailee Madison, Santa Claus, Kelli Berglund, and Olivia Holt attend Snoopy's Merriest Tree Lighting at Knott's Berry Farm, in Buena Park, Calif.

From left, China Anne McClain, Bailee Madison, Santa Claus, Kelli Berglund, and Olivia Holt attend Snoopy's Merriest Tree Lighting at Knott's Berry Farm, in Buena Park, Calif.

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A child greets a diver dressed as Santa Claus and waving at children at the Creta Aquarium in the city of Iraklio, on the Greek island of Crete.

A child greets a diver dressed as Santa Claus and waving at children at the Creta Aquarium in the city of Iraklio, on the Greek island of Crete.

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President Barack Obama greets children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

President Barack Obama greets children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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The first family join host Hugh Jackman, Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys and other performers on the stage singing the Christmas carol during the annual 2013 Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington.

The first family join host Hugh Jackman, Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys and other performers on the stage singing the Christmas carol during the annual 2013 Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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First lady Michelle Obama listens to questions from children after reading them a holiday story at Children's National Health System in Washington.

First lady Michelle Obama listens to questions from children after reading them a holiday story at Children's National Health System in Washington.

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Revelers dressed as Santa Claus run under fake snow, during a marathon in Madrid, Spain.

Revelers dressed as Santa Claus run under fake snow, during a marathon in Madrid, Spain.

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Kites in the shape of Santa Claus glide in the wind as part of a kite exhibition next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Kites in the shape of Santa Claus glide in the wind as part of a kite exhibition next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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