December 25, 2013 A gallery of images from around the world on Christmas Day.
Photos by: (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Members of the O’Grady family from Birmingham in the United Kingdom are hit by a wave as they celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney.
(AP Photo/Anupam Nath) A Christian man prays during Christmas mass in a church in Gauhati, India on Wednesday. Although Christians comprise only two percent of the population among a Hindu majority, the holiday is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate.
(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) Soldiers from the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) eat Christmas dinner at their base in Ghazni province south of Afghanistan
(AP Photo/A.M. Ahad) A young Bangladeshi girl runs to join a Christmas Day party in Dhaka, Banglades on Wednesday.
(AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) Carla Coulter, 46, of Clio, holds her 1-year-old grandson Connor Hergert closely as she gives him a kiss on the forehead while listening to the FirstMerit Bank Mixed Chorus sing "Silent Night" along with about 100 spectators during the 76th Annual Holiday Sing on Tuesday at FirstMerit Bank in downtown Flint, Mich.
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang) Raymond Tremblay, dressed as Santa Claus, greets clients and hands out candy canes during Christmas day lunch at the Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa, Ontario.
(AP Photo/The Gleaner, Darrin Phegley) Kaden Fletcher, 6, receives assistance from his father, Levi Marez, as he rides the bike he got for Christmas, in Henderson, Ky. This is the first time Kaden has ridden a bike without training wheels.
(AP Photo/The News & Advance, Sam O'Keefe) Jared Kaijala wears a festive hat as he adds a serving of macaroni and cheese to a plate of food at the Lynchburg Daily Bread in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, as he volunteers to help others on Christmas day.
(AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis) A boat illuminated with Christmas lights is reflected on the water in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday. Debt-crippled Greece is gearing up for its fourth austerity Christmas, amid hopes that 2014 may see a token return to economic growth after a six-year depression that has seen unemployment exceed 27 percent and left thousands depending on food handouts.
(AP Photo/Kin Cheung) A couple look at the illuminated decoration to celebrate the festival season during Christmas eve in Hong Kong onTuesda.
(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) Two young girls pose for a photograph with a cut out poster of Santa Claus during Christmas Day celebrations at a mall in Mumbai, India.
(AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) Kenyan Christians offer prayers at Holy Family Cathedral during the Christmas Mass in Nairobi,on Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) Kosovo Christians attend a religious ceremony on Christmas Eve at the cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa in Pristina, on Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Daniel Chan) Shoppers pose for photos with a man in Santa Claus costume on Christmas day at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Visitors enjoy artificial snow spraying over a Christmas tree at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR Walk in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Karim Kadim) An awakening council member stands guard while women walk through the site of a bombing in a Christian section of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday. Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in two separate bomb attacks in Baghdad, officials said. The Christmas Day attacks brought the total number of people killed so far this month in Iraq to 441. According to U.N. estimates, more than 8,000 people have been killed since the start of the year.
(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon) Syrian and Iraqi Orthodox Christian refugee families attend morning Christmas mass at the Saint Afram Syrian Orthodox Church in Amman, Jordan. Syrian and Iraqi Orthodox Christian families prayed for peace in their countries.
(AP Photo/Abd Raouf) Sudanese Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako arrives to lead a Christmas mass at a Church in Khartoum, Sudan on Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Abd Raouf) A Christian boy lights candles during Christmas mass at a Church in Khartoum, Sudan on Wednesday.
(AP Photo) Christians celebrate Christmas during a party held at the Dama Rose hotel in Damascus, Syria on Wednesday
(AP Photo/Fareed Khan) Pakistani Christians attend Christmas mass in Karachi on Wednesday. Christians are a minority in Pakistan, they constitute about 1.6% of Pakistanís population.
(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) Parishioners sing carols with their priest as part of the nativity scene arrangement at St Stanislas Kostka Church in Warsaw, Poland, on the first day of Christmas. It is a long-standing tradition in predominantly Catholic Poland, to visit nativity scenes arranged in churches on Christmas.
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) More than 1,000 volunteers clad in Santa Claus costumes throw their hats in the air as they gather Tuesday to deliver gifts for the poor in downtown Seoul, South Korea.
Members of the O’Grady family from Birmingham in the United Kingdom are hit by a wave as they celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney.