In Pictures

Chinese citizens walk past a Christmas-themed house installation at a shopping district in Beijing, China, 17 December 2014. Although Christmas is not an official holiday in China, decorations and designs hinting at the coming Christmas season are beginni

Andreas Jaeger standing next to his Smart car on a parking lot in Germany. The car has been stolen and dumped into a canal, where it spent seven years. It was found by chance and sold on eBay for EUR 1131.11. The proceeds were donated to a charity.

A handout picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L`Osservatore Romano on 17 December 2014 shows mentally disabled faithful from Argentinia performing traditional dance for Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican.

A scuba diver dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, called Scuba Santa, waves the crowd during a show at Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The swans from the Nordic countries have already arrived to spend the winter in Bulgaria's Varna. Throughout the winter, they are one of the major attractions for the local residents and the guests of the city.

An East Timor`s worker prepares the Snow Princess and dwarf puppets inside the Prime Minister office in Dili, East Timor.

Porn workers stage a face sitting protest outside parliament in London, Britain, 12 December 2014. Porn protesters demonstrated against new laws that restrict certain acts being posted on line and called for greater sexual freedoms.


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Waiting for Christmas

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Filipino security officers wearing Santa Claus costumes direct the traffic in front of a shopping mall in Paranaque city, south of Manila. Filipinos celebrate the longest Christmas in the world which starts as early as September every year.

The world is gearing up for the Christmas celebrations....

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