Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas and New Year celebrations


The New Year tree is decorated for Christmas and New Year celebrations at Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. New Year is widely celebrated as the most popular holiday in Ukraine, with Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 7.

A man carries a shopping bag while walking in front of a Christmas tree at Union Square in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.

A Christmas tree and ornaments decorate a park in the Beirut suburb of Sin el-Fil on December 22, 2010.

A Christmas tree is erected in front of Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut on December 22, 2010.

People walk in front of a lit Christmas tree in Aristotelous Square in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

New Year Tree 2010 Kharkov, Ukraine

Christmas Tree @ Beirut Souks

Christmas Tree Union Square San Francisco 2010

An Aristotle square Christmas

Christmas lights at Disney world

source: AP photo, Gettyimages [endtext]