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It's Christmas everywhere

2009-12-25 05:50:19 GMT2009-12-25 13:50:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People gather in Washington Square Park for traditional Christmas Eve caroling under a Christmas tree in New York, the United States, Dec. 24, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

Photo taken on Dec. 24, 2009 shows a giant Christmas tree lighting for christmas eve at Lisbon, capital of Portugal. (Xinhua/Tong Binqiang)

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and a girl from Greece's Karpathos island pose for a picture in the Prime Minister's Mansion in Athens, capital of Greece, Dec. 24, 2009. Papandreou celebrated Christmas with Greek children here on Thursday.(Xinhua/Liang Yeqian)

Faithfuls attend a Christmas Eve Mass at a Catholic Church at Xiaohan Village on the outskirts of north China's Tianjin, Dec. 24, 2009. The village with history of Catholic church of nearly 400 years has about 4000 faithfuls now. (Xinhua/Liu Haifeng)

A Christmas tree decorated with lights is seen at Orchard Road on Christmas eve in Singapore, Dec. 24, 2009. Many roads and shopping malls in Singapore were specially decorated to celebrate the Christmas. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongxing)

People around the world gather to celebrate the Christmas on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

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