US Vice President sends his Christmas wishes

US Vice President Joe Biden has posted a picture on his Twitter account wishing people a "happy and safe holiday season".

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama recorded their Christmas message over the weekend, thanking America's troops and their families for their service.

US Vice President pictured here with President Obama. Credit: Twitter/@JoeBiden

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Xmas marked around the world

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