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    From U.S. military personnel celebrating in Afghanistan to India, the Vatican, the United States and elsewhere, people celetrated Christmas 2013. Here are images from around the world.

    A Christian man prays during Christmas mass in a church in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. 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.
    Anupam Nath | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Jordan Chrsitmas
    An Iraqi Orthodox Christian refugee attends a morning Christmas mass at the Saint Afram Syrian Orthodox Church in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Syrian and Iraqi Orthodox Christian families attended morning mass of Christmas and pray for peace in their countries.
    Mohammad Hannon | AP
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    Jared Kaijala wears a festive hat as he adds a serving macaroni and cheese to a plate of food at the Lynchburg Daily Bread in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, as he volunteers to help others on Christmas day.
    Sam O'Keefe | AP
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    Lora Carr, of Bedford, Va., serves a plate of food at the Lynchburg Daily Bread in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, as she and her husband, Earl volunteer their time to help others on Christmas day.
    Sam O'Keefe | AP
  • Poland  Christmas
    Children enjoying a ride on a merry-go-round during a Christmas Day walk in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
    Czarek Sokolowski | AP
  • Poland  Christmas
    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, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.It is a long-standing tradition in predominantly Catholic Poland, to visit nativity scenes arranged in churches on Christmas day.
    Czarek Sokolowski | AP
  • Poland  Christmas
    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, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.It is a long-standing tradition in predominantly Catholic Poland, to visit nativity scenes arranged in churches on Christmas.
    Czarek Sokolowski | AP
  • Mideast Emirates Christmas
    A girl poses with a snowman inside a plastic ball covered with artificial snow at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR Walk in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Christmas day Wednesday Dec. 25, 2013.
    Kamran Jebreili | AP
  • Mideast Emirates Christmas
    Girls play with a snowman inside a plastic ball covered with artificial snow at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, JBR Walk in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Christmas day, Wednesday Dec. 25, 2013.
    Kamran Jebreili | AP
  • Afghanistan US Troops Christmas
    US soldiers and service members with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) eat Christmas dinner at their base in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. The commander of NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan spent Christmas visiting U.S. troops at bases across the mountainous region to bring them holiday greetings and gifts for a few lucky soldiers.
    Rahmat Gul | AP
  • Afghanistan US Troops Christmas
    U.S. troops gather to talk to Maj. Gen. James C. McConville during his Christmas visit to Wardak province, eastern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. The commander of NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan spent Christmas visiting U.S. troops at bases across the mountainous region to bring them holiday greetings and gifts for a few lucky soldiers.
    Rahmat Gul | AP
  • Afghanistan Christmas
    Soldiers from the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) eat Christmas dinner at their base in Ghazni province south of Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
    Rahmat Gul | AP
  • Afghanistan US Troops Christmas
    U.S. Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, shakes hands with a soldier during a visit to Camp Clark in Khost province, eastern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. The commander of NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan spent Christmas visiting U.S. troops at bases across the mountainous region to bring them holiday greetings and gifts for a few lucky soldiers.
    Rahmat Gul | AP
  • Afghanistan US Troops Christmas
    A U.S. soldier with the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) poses for photograph at a religious ceremony on Christmas in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. The commander of NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan spent Christmas visiting U.S. troops at bases across the mountainous region to bring them holiday greetings and gifts for a few lucky soldiers.
    Rahmat Gul | AP
  • Afghanistan US Troops Christmas
    U.S. Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, left, speaks with soldiers at a base during a Christmas visit in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. he commander of NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan spent Christmasvisiting U.S. troops at bases across the mountainous region to bring them holiday greetings and gifts for a few lucky soldiers.
    Rahmat Gul | AP
  • Afghanistan US Troops Christmas
    U.S. Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, left, poses with soldiers at Camp Clark during a Christmas visit in Khost province, eastern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. The commander of NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan spent Christmas visiting U.S. troops at bases across the mountainous region to bring them holiday greetings and gifts for a few lucky soldiers.
    Rahmat Gul | AP
  • Pakistan Christmas
    Pakistani Christian children clad in colorful dresses on Christmas, walk on a makeshift bridge in Islamabad's slums, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christians are a minority in Pakistan and constitute about 1.6% of the country's population.
    B.K. Bangash | AP
  • Pakistan Christmas
    Pakistani Christian children enjoy a ride to celebrate Christmas in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christians are a minority in Pakistan and constitute about 1.6% of the country's population.
    B.K. Bangash | AP
  • India Christmas
    An Indian child poses for a photograph with a cut out poster of Santa Claus as other children wait for their turn, during Christmas Day celebrations at a mall in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christmas is a national holiday in India, marked by millions of all religions and faiths.
    Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
  • Pakistan Christmas
    A Pakistani Christian family walk in Islamabad's slums, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christians are a minority in Pakistan and they constitute about 1.6% of the country's population.
    B.K. Bangash | AP
  • Pakistan Christmas
    Pakistani transgender Christians speak outside a church in Islamabad's slums, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christians are a minority in Pakistan and constitute about 1.6% of the country's population.
    B.K. Bangash | AP
  • Pakistan Christmas
    Pakistani Christian children celebrate Christmas on a ride in Islamabad's slums, Pakistan. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christians are a minority in Pakistan and constitute about 1.6% of the country's population.
    B.K. Bangash | AP
  • Mideast Sudan Christmas
    A Christian boy lights candles during Christmas mass at a Church in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
    Abd Raouf | AP
  • Mideast Sudan Christmas
    Sudanese Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako arrives to lead a Christmas mass at a Church in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
    Abd Raouf | AP
  • Mideast Sudan Christmas
    Christian worshipers pray during Christmas mass at a Church in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
    Abd Raouf | AP
  • Mideast Syria Christmas
    Christians celebrate Christmas during a party held at the Dama Rose hotel in Damascus, Syria on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis' Christmas message, delivered on Wednesday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, addressed the Syrian conflict: "Too many lives have been shattered in recent times by the conflict in Syria, fueling hatred and vengeance. Let us continue to ask the Lord to spare the beloved Syrian people further suffering, and to enable the parties in conflict to put an end to all violence and guarantee access to humanitarian aid. We have seen how powerful prayer is! And I am happy today too, that the followers of different religious confessions are joining us in our prayer for peace in Syria. Let us never lose the courage of prayer! The courage to say: Lord, grant your peace to Syria and to the whole world.”
    Uncredited | AP
  • Pakistan Christmas
    Pakistani Christians attend Christmas mass in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christians are a minority in Pakistan, they constitute about 1.6% of Pakistan’s population.
    K.M. Chaudary | AP
  • Mideast Jordan Christmas
    An Iraqi Orthodox Christian refugee attends morning Christmas mass at the Saint Afram Syrian Orthodox Church in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Syrian and Iraqi Orthodox Christian families prayed for peace in their countries.
    Mohammad Hannon | AP
  • Mideast Jordan Christmas
    Syrian and Iraqi Orthodox Christian refugee families attend morning Christmas mass at the Saint Afram Syrian Orthodox Church in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Syrian and Iraqi Orthodox Christian families prayed for peace in their countries.
    Mohammad Hannon | AP
  • Mideast Jordan Christmas
    Syrian Orthodox Christian refugee Nazik Malko, left, and her husband Yacob Josef, who fled their village Maaloula three months ago along with their two sons, attend morning Christmas mass at the Saint Afram Syrian Orthodox Church in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Syrian and Iraqi Orthodox Christian families prayed for peace in their countries.
    Mohammad Hannon | AP
  • India Christmas
    A child sells balloons outside a church on Christmas Day in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Christmas is a national holiday in India, marked by millions of all religions and faiths.
    Tsering Topgyal | AP
  • Vatican Pope Christmas
    In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis on Christmas day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping "for a better world," and with those who "care for others, humbly."
    AP
  • Vatican Pope Christmas
    Pope Francis delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis on Christmas day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping "for a better world," and with those who "care for others, humbly."
    Gregorio Borgia | AP
  • Bangladesh Christmas
    A young Bangladeshi girl runs to join a Christmas Day party in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
    A.M. Ahad | AP
  • Afghanistan US Troops Christmas
    This Dec. 24, 2013 photo from the U.S. Army shows soldiers assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan watch the Afghanistan countryside from the tail of an aircraft after delivering bundles containing care packages, Christmas stockings and mail to soldiers stationed at a remote base in eastern Afghanistan. The U.S.-led NATO coalition is rapidly drawing down its numbers in Afghanistan ahead of the end of its mission next year.
    Capt. Thomas Cieslak | AP
  • Kenya Christmas
    A Kenyan Christian Masai with his wife and child offer prayers in front of a small picture of Jesus Christ at his small home in outskirts of Nairobi during the Christmas in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Many Christians went to churches to pay their Christmas prayers across the country.
    Sayyid Azim | AP
  • Vatican Pope Christmas
    In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis on Christmas day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping "for a better world," and with those who "care for others, humbly."
    AP
  • Vatican Pope Christmas
    In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis on Christmas day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping "for a better world," and with those who "care for others, humbly."
    AP
  • Vatican Pope Christmas
    In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis on Christmas day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping "for a better world," and with those who "care for others, humbly."
    AP
From U.S. military personnel celebrating in Afghanistan to India, the Vatican, the United States and elsewhere, people celetrated Christmas 2013. Here are images from around the world.
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