Christmas celebrations begin across the world

Musicians perform on stage in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, on Christmas eve in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Credit: Reuters/Ammar Awad
Girls dance during a performance to celebrate the Christmas Eve outside a Catholic church near the city of Taiyuan. Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee
Ruben Torres, dressed in a Santa Claus outfit and fishermen wave to people from a boat on Christmas Eve along the coast of Valparaiso city. Credit: Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez

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Xmas marked around the world

Thousands of Christian worshippers and tourists have gathered around the world to mark Christmas Day.