Hundreds of people take a bath in the Mediterranean on Dec. 21, 2008 in Nice, France. It was the 62th edition of the traditional Christmas bath.
A 24-meter-high Christmas tree sits in front of the National Stadium.
An Iraqi soldier walks in front of a giant Christmas billboard showing Jesus Christ.
People sit on the steps of Rome's Piazza Spania with a Christmas tree set on the top.
An Elephant dressed as Santa performs during a Christmas festival celebration at a school in northern Bangkok.
A Colombian soldier dressed as Santa Claus descends from a Blackhawk military helicopter.
A Palestinian artist in the West Bank decorates ceramic in preparation for Christmas.
Students parade with star-shaped lanterns at the University of the Philippines.