Christmas Celebration in India

Dec 25, 2014, 18:17 PM IST
Girls pose for photos near statues of decorative Santa Claus outside a church on Christmas in Mumbai.
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Girls pose for photos near statues of decorative Santa Claus outside a church on Christmas in Mumbai.

A nun shows a child in a Santa suit a statue of baby Jesus after Christmas prayers at St. Mary's Garrison church, in Jammu.
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A nun shows a child in a Santa suit a statue of baby Jesus after Christmas prayers at St. Mary's Garrison church, in Jammu.

Christians attend Christmas prayers at the Saint Mary's Garrison Church in Jammu.
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Christians attend Christmas prayers at the Saint Mary's Garrison Church in Jammu.

A girl kisses the feet of a baby Jesus statue after Christmas prayers at St. Mary's Garrison church, in Jammu.
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A girl kisses the feet of a baby Jesus statue after Christmas prayers at St. Mary's Garrison church, in Jammu.

An Indian Christian holds a crucifix during Christmas prayers at St. Mary's Garrison church, in Jammu.
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An Indian Christian holds a crucifix during Christmas prayers at St. Mary's Garrison church, in Jammu.

A man exits an illuminated Church on Christmas Eve in Ahmadabad.
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A man exits an illuminated Church on Christmas Eve in Ahmadabad.

Christians light candles at a Sacred Heart Cathedral on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi.
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Christians light candles at a Sacred Heart Cathedral on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi.

Christians participate in a religious procession on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi.
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Christians participate in a religious procession on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi.

Girls wear Santa Claus hats and pose for a photograph during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.
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Girls wear Santa Claus hats and pose for a photograph during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.

Vendor hangs a decorative star as he displays it to a customer ahead of Christmas in Ahmedabad.
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Vendor hangs a decorative star as he displays it to a customer ahead of Christmas in Ahmedabad.

Young girls buy Christmas cards ahead of the Christmas day celebrations in Allahabad.
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Young girls buy Christmas cards ahead of the Christmas day celebrations in Allahabad.

A man dressed as Santa Claus distributes candy, seated on a horse cart during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.
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A man dressed as Santa Claus distributes candy, seated on a horse cart during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.

People walk in a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.
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People walk in a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.

A man dressed as Santa Claus sits on a horse cart with a child during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.
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A man dressed as Santa Claus sits on a horse cart with a child during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai.

People visit the All Saints Cathedral, illuminated to mark Christmas, in Allahabad.
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People visit the All Saints Cathedral, illuminated to mark Christmas, in Allahabad.

Christmas decorations and related items hang for sale at a market in Mumbai.
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Christmas decorations and related items hang for sale at a market in Mumbai.

People stand to take a photograph beside a decorative Santa Claus for sale at a market in Mumbai.
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People stand to take a photograph beside a decorative Santa Claus for sale at a market in Mumbai.

A roadside vendor holds Christmas ornaments and paraphernalia for sale in Mumbai.
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A roadside vendor holds Christmas ornaments and paraphernalia for sale in Mumbai.

People take out a candle light carol procession during a pre-Christmas celebration at Catholic Church in Dibrugarh.
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People take out a candle light carol procession during a pre-Christmas celebration at Catholic Church in Dibrugarh.

File Photo: A CHILD KISSES THE FEET OF AN INFANT JESUS CHRIST AFTER ATTENDING PRAYER ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS IN SANTHOME CHURCH IN CHENNAI.
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File Photo: A CHILD KISSES THE FEET OF AN INFANT JESUS CHRIST AFTER ATTENDING PRAYER ON THE OCCASION OF CHRISTMAS IN SANTHOME CHURCH IN CHENNAI.