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      See photos of how the world celebrates Christmas

      Children surround Russian Ded Moroz (Father Frost), who arrived in Moscow Zoo, as a part of a New Year celebrations, in Moscow, Russia.

      The Associated Press

      Around the world, the holidays are in full swing. There are Christmas lights in Hong Kong, midnight Mass in Bethlehem, and even Santa parades in South Korea.

      Pope Francis ushered in his first Christmas as pontiff with a sermon drawing on the theme of humility as he cited Jesus' humble beginnings as a poor and vulnerable baby. Thousands gathered at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem to hear midnight Mass near the site of Jesus' birth.

      Here's a gallery of images from Christmas celebrations around the world.


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