In Pictures: Christmas celebrations around the world

Australia Christmas at Bondi Beach, © AP/Press Association Images

Festive traditions around the world may have been compromised by Covid-19 restrictions, but families and communities are still doing their best to celebrate.

A caretaker cleans the aisle of St John in the Wilderness church in Dharmsala, India (Ashwini Bhatia/AP)

Italian soldiers watch a Christmas tree being lit in the Nato-led peacekeeping mission headquarters in Kosovo’s capital Pristina (KFOR/AP)

A Sri Lankan girl wears a Santa hair band and a face mask as a precaution against coronavirus (Eranga Jayawardena/AP)

Christians wearing face masks attend a Christmas Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Islamabad, Pakistan (Anjum Naveed/AP)

Christians attend an online Christmas service at Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea (Lee Jin-man/AP)

A child poses for photos outside Wangfujing Church in Beijing (Ng Han Guan/AP)

A worshipper wearing a face mask stands in front of lit candles prior to a morning Mass at Rosebank Catholic Church in Johannesburg (Denis Farrell/AP)

A couple rollerskate along the promenade on Christmas Day at Sydney’s Bondi Beach (Mark Baker/AP)

The Rev Abraham Lukose holds a Holy Communion service, with limited attendance, at Merciful Redeemer Parish in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Chris Young/Canadian Press/AP)

A street vendor sells Christmas hats in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

Indian Christians wearing face masks arrive to attend Mass at a church in Gauhati (Anupam Nath/AP)


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