SEE how the rest of the world celebrated Christmas (PHOTOS)

by Daniel Essien

We bring you moving pictures of how this year’s Christmas was celebrated around the world. from Ebola afflicted Liberia, to the protesters in Hong Kong fighting for their country – these are the images you should see.

10 downing street

The Christmas tree at 10 Downing street, residence of the UK Prime Minister

80 foot tree at St Peters Basilica

An 83 foot Christmas tree outside the Saint Peters Basilica, Rome

A giant, 27-foot-tall display of Santa Claus kissing Mrs. Claus stands outside a mall in Taiyuan in the Shanxi province of China on Nov. 29.

A giant display of Mr and Mrs Claus kissing in the Shanxi province of China

A staff member wearing a Santa Claus outfit feeds fish in a tank at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on Nov. 27. The Christmas-themed performance will take place three times a day until Dec. 25.

In this Tokyo Aquarium, even the sharks know its Christmas


In Liberia, its a merry ‘Ebola’ Christmas

People dressed as Santa Claus take part in the annual Santa Run on Dec. 7 in Michendorf, Germa

In Germany, it’s run, Santa run!


Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, speaks during a mass at the Anglican Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday

Ammar al Hakim, leader of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council speaks at an Anglican church in Baghdad

A lion cub named Dominjun, right, and a tiger cub named Jangbori wear Santa Claus caps at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, on Dec. 23.

It’s Christmas, why can’t we all just get along?

Christians attend the mass service at a flooded church in Bandung, in western Java island, on December 25, 2014.

Christians attend Christmas service at a flooded church in Bandung, Western Java Island

Pope Francis Delivers His Urbi Et Orbi Blessing

Pope Francis delivers his annual Urbi et Orbi blessings

Thousands of Honduran people form the biggest human Christmas tree to set a new Guinness World Record at the Plaza La Democracia in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Dec. 1

Thousands of Honduran people set the world record for the largest human Christmas tree

NATO service members enjoy their meal during Christmas celebrations at ISAF headquarter in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. U.S. senator John McCain is in Kabul for Christmas day.

Forget the war, these NATO troops are saying le’s merry, it’s Christmas!

Children react as fireworks explode in the sky during a lighting ceremony of a Christmas tree at Seoul Plaza in South Korea on Nov. 29.

Children in South Korea react as the fireworks go off

royal family

The Royal family steps out for Christmas service

The 2014 national Christmas tree stands near the White House during the lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

The national Christmas tree sparkles outside the White House

Pro-democracy protesters hold yellow umbrellas and paper crosses during in the early hours of Christmas Day in the Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong Thursday, Dec. 25,

Hong Kong protesters do not get the day off



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