Christmas markets around the world

Christmas markets around the world

Dec 23, 2014, 18:43 PM IST
Christmas pyramid spins at the Christmas market in Magdeburg, Germany.
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Christmas pyramid spins at the Christmas market in Magdeburg, Germany.

Municipal workers walk along a fence surrounding a Christmas market at Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia.
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Municipal workers walk along a fence surrounding a Christmas market at Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia.

 A Rooftop view of The Beverly Hills Holiday Bazaar.
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A Rooftop view of The Beverly Hills Holiday Bazaar.

Only a few people visit the Christmas market on a rainy afternoon in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Only a few people visit the Christmas market on a rainy afternoon in Frankfurt, Germany.

The merry-go-round of a Christmas market is reflected in a puddle on a rainy afternoon in Frankfurt, Germany.
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The merry-go-round of a Christmas market is reflected in a puddle on a rainy afternoon in Frankfurt, Germany.

High wire performer Falko Traber poses as the
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High wire performer Falko Traber poses as the "Flying Santa" on his motorcycle shaped like a reindeer sleigh above the Christmas Market in Karlsruhe, Germany.

People ride on a carousel in a Christmas market at the Comercio square, in Lisbon, Portugal.
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People ride on a carousel in a Christmas market at the Comercio square, in Lisbon, Portugal.

People enjoy a stroll at the Christmas market in Magdeburg, eastern Germany.
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People enjoy a stroll at the Christmas market in Magdeburg, eastern Germany.

People walk at a Christmas fair in central Bucharest, Romania.
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People walk at a Christmas fair in central Bucharest, Romania.

People walk at a Christmas fair in central Bucharest, Romania.
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People walk at a Christmas fair in central Bucharest, Romania.

People walk at a Christmas fair in central Bucharest, Romania.
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People walk at a Christmas fair in central Bucharest, Romania.

People walk along the Christmas market in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany. The Erfurt Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Germany.
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People walk along the Christmas market in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany. The Erfurt Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Germany.

More than 200 booths offer traditional Thuringian handicrafts and sweets and a Ferris wheel stand on the Christmas Market in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) and St. Severi's Church in Erfurt, central Germany.
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More than 200 booths offer traditional Thuringian handicrafts and sweets and a Ferris wheel stand on the Christmas Market in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) and St. Severi's Church in Erfurt, central Germany.

A view of Christmas illuminations of the Le Printemps department store, in Paris.
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A view of Christmas illuminations of the Le Printemps department store, in Paris.

People stroll along Rome's Via del Corso main shopping street, lit up with Christmas decorations representing the world's flags
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People stroll along Rome's Via del Corso main shopping street, lit up with Christmas decorations representing the world's flags

An inverted Christmas tree stands at the center of the department store Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France.
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An inverted Christmas tree stands at the center of the department store Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France.

The Duomo gothic cathedral is seen behind a traditional open air Christmas market, in Milan, Italy.
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The Duomo gothic cathedral is seen behind a traditional open air Christmas market, in Milan, Italy.