Believers the Christmas mass, in Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois church, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Notre Dame Cathedral is unable to host Christmas services for the first time since the French Revolution, because the Paris landmark was too deeply damaged by this year's fire.
A volunteer, centre, serves drinks at a public Christmas dinner as a boy asks Santa Claus for a selfie, in Martyrs Square where anti-government activists are encamped, in Beirut, Lebanon. As Lebanon's protest movement enters its third month, the economic pinch is hurting everyone. But Lebanese are resorting to what they've done in previous wars and crises: They rely on each other, not the state.
A clown is seen on the streets of Harare in this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, photo. Zimbabwe faces Christmas amid a harsh economic crisis that has forced many people to queue for cash and for fuel, making it difficult to plan for the festive period.
In this picture taken with a long time exposure people walk along the Christmas Fair in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) and St. Severi's Church in Erfurt, central Germany. The Erfurt Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in the whole of Germany. The square is beautifully decorated with a huge, candle-lit Christmas tree and a large, hand-carved wooden creche.
Christian Armenian pray inside the Grotto of the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.
Priests and clergy walk in a procession to attend the Christmas celebration midnight Mass at the Cathedral-Basilical in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Over 80 percent of Lithuanians are Christians who celebrate the festival of Christma.
Iranian Christians celebrate Christmas Eve mass at the Saint Joseph Chaldean-Assyrian Catholic church, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Christianity is a recognized religion by the country's constitution; Christians have representatives at the parliament, can go to their own schools and vote in the elections.