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Indians light candles and pray at the decorated Saint Joseph's Cathedral on the Christmas eve in Lucknow, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. Though the Hindus and Muslims comprise majority of the population in India, Christmas is a national holiday celebrated with much fanfare. (AP)
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A man gives final touches to a Santa Claus decoration on Christmas Eve, in a Christian neighborhood of Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP)
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Iraqi security forces stand guard as Christians attend a Christmas Eve service at the Mar Shimoni church in the town of Bartalla near Mosul on December 24, 2016. (AFP)
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Shoppers enjoy Christmas decorations at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. Although Christmas is not traditionally celebrated in China, retailers take opportunity of the gift giving spirit of the festival to boost year end sales. (AP)
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A man dressed as Santa Claus poses for photos in front of a Christmas tree installation during Christmas eve as they celebrate the festival season in Hong Kong, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP)
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A Christian worshipper lights a candle at the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, on Christmas Eve, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP)
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A man playing the role of Santa Claus is surrounded by children dressed as Santa's elves at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. Although Christmas is not traditionally celebrated in China, retailers take opportunity of the gift giving spirit of the festival to boost year end sales. (AP)
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Sri Lankan pedestrians walk past a partially-constructed Christmas tree in Colombo on December 24, 2016. (AFP)
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A man decorates a tree for Christmas in a Christian neighborhood of Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP)
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Pakistani Christians decorate their neighborhood for Christmas in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP)
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Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa (C), apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, leads a religious service during the Christmas Eve celebrations. (AFP)
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Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa (C), apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, leads a religious service during the Christmas Eve celebration. (AFP)
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