Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec 04, 2014, 10:19 AM IST
Fireworks light up the sky above at Christmas tree during a lighting ceremony at Cathedral square in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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Fireworks light up the sky above at Christmas tree during a lighting ceremony at Cathedral square in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Fireworks explode over the floating Christmas tree in Lagoa lake at the annual holiday tree lighting event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Fireworks explode over the floating Christmas tree in Lagoa lake at the annual holiday tree lighting event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Children and Christians sing during a lighting ceremony of Christmas tree at Seoul City Hall Plaza, South Korea. The country prepares for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
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Children and Christians sing during a lighting ceremony of Christmas tree at Seoul City Hall Plaza, South Korea. The country prepares for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

this picture taken with a long time exposure shows the Christmas market in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany.
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this picture taken with a long time exposure shows the Christmas market in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany.

Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, in New York.
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Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, in New York.

A police officer looks through shrubs in the Channel Gardens as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands lit following a ceremony, in New York.
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A police officer looks through shrubs in the Channel Gardens as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands lit following a ceremony, in New York.

Spectators gather to watch a lighting ceremony for the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, in New York.
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Spectators gather to watch a lighting ceremony for the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, in New York.

this photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn and HGTV.com Holiday House, a living room showcases designer Flynn's love of flocked artificial trees.
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this photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn and HGTV.com Holiday House, a living room showcases designer Flynn's love of flocked artificial trees.

Larry Riley looks over the Capitol Christmas tree after it was lit  in Nashville, Tenn.
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Larry Riley looks over the Capitol Christmas tree after it was lit in Nashville, Tenn.