Pictures of Christmas Around the Globe

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2013 5:21 AM CST
Pictures of Christmas Around the Globe
Palestinian nun Rosaria prepares a Nativity scene at the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Church of Visitatio in the northern West Bank, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.   (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

As Pope Francis delivers his inaugural "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas message and President Obama hails a merrier Christmas for US troops, planet Earth is getting into the holiday spirit. A look around the globe as it celebrates in midnight masses and Santa hats, as per the AP. (More Christmas stories.)

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