Children dressed in Santa Claus costumes wave as they travel in a vehicle after attending Christmas celebrations at a church in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh
A worker checks the coal as he roasts pigs in Manila on Monday for the busy holiday season. ‘Lechon’, or roasted pig, has always been a regular fare at Philippine festivities, especially during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
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A Meerkat opens a wrapped present at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.
Life-size cartoon characters of the Pink Panther and Raving Rabbit (Lapin Cretin) pose on the stairs of the Élysée Palace at the end of the Élysée Palace Christmas party in Paris
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A woman tries on a fur outfit at the Christmas Art Fair in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday
An aquarium staff member dressed as Father Christmas hugs a zebra shark at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo.
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Choristers rehearse at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday in London, UK. Each year about 2m people visit the cathedral for services and concerts in the run-up to Christmas.
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Johnathan Glisson, top, and Ben Davidson, workers for Clark Sales Display erect the frame of a 48 ft Christmas tree in North Straub Park, St Petersburg, Florida. The tree will have 400 lights and 1,500 ornaments. A ceremony to light the tree will be held on Friday. Read more
Geese on the Landi poultry farm in Veckenstedt, central Germany, are driven to their barn on Monday. The company rears about 8,000 geese per year for the Christmas table.