The Best Christmas Photos From Around The World

25/12/2014 8:46 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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As the season to be jolly rolls in, the world explodes with celebration. HuffPost India takes a look at Christmas Around The World in 2014.

  • Jammu, India
    Students dressed as Santa Claus participate in Christmas celebrations at a school in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Christians make up about 2 percent of the population in India, a secular country of more than 1 billion people where Hindus form the overwhelming majority. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
  • Tokyo, Japan
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    Workers in Santa Claus (R) and reindeer (L) costumes clean windows outside a shopping mall along Tokyo's waterfront on December 24, 2014. The costumes were worn as part of a Christmas promotional event to attract shoppers.
  • Paris, France
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    A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims in a fish tank at the Aquarium of Paris on December 23, 2014.
  • Paris, France
    Bikers, dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the "Christmas Carabalade" in the streets of Paris, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
  • Izmir, Turkey
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    IZMIR, TURKEY - DECEMBER 24: People light candles at the Mother Mary's House near Selcuk district of Izmir, Turkey during the Christmas night mass, an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2014. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • Beijing, China
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    BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 24: (CHINA OUT) A Christmas tree which is decorated with balls of wool is seen at Tiananmen Square on December 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. Balls of wool was decorated into a Christmas tree at Beijing Tiananmen Square during the Christmas Eve on December 24 to welcome the following Christmas Day.
  • Warsaw, Poland
    People walk past Seasonal decorations on a rainy evening in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, one day ahead of Christmas Eve. Weather forecasts predict a rainy Christmas in Poland.
  • Lahore, Pakistan
    Pakistani vendor Maqbool Mashi sells Santa Claus balloons ahead of Christmas in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
  • London, England
    People pass by the lit up trees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. The one mile long trail of lights winds through the gardens, with sculptures, a tunnel of lights, giant snowflakes and lit up Christmas trees to celebrate the festive period, it runs in the evenings until Jan. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Seoul, Korea
    Volunteers clad in Santa Claus costumes arrive to attend an event to deliver gifts for the poor in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
  • Dofteana, Romania
    Children from Dofteana, northern Romania, wearing bear furs, take a rest on a subway station from performing a holiday season ritual in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. In pre-Christian rural traditions, dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs, touring house to house in villages singing and dancing to ward off evil. In recent years following the economic downturn in Romania, a European Union member since 2007, the tradition has moved to Romania's cities where dancers travel to perform the ritual for money during the Christmas and New Year period. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
  • Genoa, Italy
    A man dressed as Santa Claus lights flares as he stands on a boat in Imperia, near Genoa, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
  • Liberia, West Africa
    Liberian men shop for a Christmas tree at a shop in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. The deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone means no festive parties at the beach, no carolers singing at night. Authorities this year have banned any activities that could further the spread of the highly contagious virus now blamed for killing more than 7,000 people in West Africa over the past year. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
  • Mumbai, India
    A man dressed as Santa Claus sits on a horse cart with a child during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014.
  • Rome, Italy
    Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Pope Francis is celebrating Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Francis told refugees at the tent camp in Ankawa, a suburb of Irbil in northern Iraq, that they were like Jesus, forced to flee because there was no place for them. For Christians, Christmas marks the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem barn manger, chosen because there was no room for his parents at an inn. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • Singapore
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    SINGAPORE - DECEMBER 25: People release snow spray at each other to usher in Christmas along Orchard Road on December 25, 2014 in Singapore. Every year, the famous shopping road is decorated with Christmas scenes and attracts thousands of visitors. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
  • Ahmedabad, India
    Homeless people sit outside an illuminated church on the eve of Christmas in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Christmas is a national holiday in India, marked by millions of all religions and faiths.(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Iraqi Christians attend a Christmas Eve mass at Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Iraqi Christians gathered for Christmas Eve services amid tight security. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
  • Chicago, USA
    Last minute Christmas shoppers are reflected in a store's window as they walk through Chicago's Loop Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
  • Antigua Guatemala
    A man wears a giant paper mache head as he poses for photos during the traditional dance of "Los Gigantes," or "The Giants," during Christmas celebrations on Christmas Eve in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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