In Photos: Christmas 2018 Around the World

Christmas celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, from the Vatican to Afghanistan and beyond. Take a look at how people marked the holiday in 2018 across the globe.

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Migrants gather by a Christmas tree at an empty warehouse used as shelter set up for migrants in downtown Tijuana, Mexico, Dec. 25, 2018. Critics, including former allies and some of the migrants themselves, say Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group of activists escorting the caravan, downplayed the dangers of Central Americans' treks toward the United States, especially for families and small children, and misled the participants about how long they would have to wait on the Mexican side to apply for asylum.
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A gorilla looks into a Christmas package, prepared by visitors, containing nuts, raisins and more, at a zoo in Stuttgart, Germany on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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A man in a Santa Claus costume jumps into the water during the 109th edition of the "Copa Nadal" (Christmas Cup) swimming competition in Barcelona's Port Vell on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. The traditional 200-meter Christmas swimming race had more than 300 participants in Barcelona's old harbor.
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U.S. and NATO forces pose for a photograph during a ceremony on Christmas Day at the Resolute Support Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone sharing updates to track Santa's movements from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018.
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Catholic priests perform the Midnight Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Pinsk, Belarus.
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Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.
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Christians hold candles during Christmas Eve Mass at a church in Carita, Banten province, Indonesia on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Hundreds of people were killed in the area after a volcano-triggered tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday night.
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A Congolese child rides his tricycle in Kinshasa, Congo, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2018. Traditionally Congolese dress up and take to the parks on Christmas Day.
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Re-enactor John Godzieba, right, portrays Gen. George Washington as he peers across the Delaware River, Dec. 25, 2018 in Washington Crossing, Pa.
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A couple clad in Santa hats pose for a selfie as the Hong Kong skyline is seen along Victoria Harbour on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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Beachgoers celebrate Christmas at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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A woman jokes with a man dressed in a Santa Claus outfit touring a popular neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Iraqi central city of Najaf on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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A girl wears decorative deer headgear as she celebrates Christmas in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the crowd after attending the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the Christmas day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England, Dec. 25, 2018.
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Jekabs Vidzis, 8, left, and his brother Margers, 6, visit the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Dec. 25, 2018. Donations to the National Park Service have allowed the National Christmas Tree to be open during the partial government shutdown.
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