Католики всего мира отпраздновали Рождество

26 Декабря 2010, 11:57

Христиане большинства стран мира отпраздновали Рождество. Фото AFP

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: A parishioner kneels as Cardinal Roger Mahony leads Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Cardinal Roger Mahony greets parishioners following Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
TOPSHOTS-Santa Claus brings presents for US soldiers during a Christmas concert at Bagram Air Base, some 50 kms north of Kabul, on December 25, 2010. Afghan President Hamid Karzai December 24 wished merry Christmas to Western troops and foreign aid workers stationed in Afghanistan battling an insurgency and helping rebuild his war-torn country. Around 113,000 international troops are in Afghanistan under US and NATO command to help keep Karzai's vulnerable government in power. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI
Residents of the village of Remedios, 350 Km east of Havana, watch fireworks during the traditional "Parrandas" celebration early morning December 25, 2010. Upon the arrival of socialism in Cuba, Christmas celebrations were substituted by the "Parrandas" (Partying) during which the revellers enjoy fireworks and parades of "carrozas" (floats) until the morning. AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO ROQUE
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Cardinal Roger Mahony leads Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: A parishioner prays before Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Cardinal Roger Mahony leads Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Nuns wait for Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Cardinal Roger Mahony leads Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
US soldiers smile as they celebrate Christmas at a US base in Manas, 30 kms from Bishkek, on December 25, 2010. The Manas base in Kyrgyzstan is a major stop-off point for US operations into Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO
Iraqi Chaldean Catholics attend Christmas day mass at the Cathedral of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on December 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN IBRAHIM
South Sudanese attend a Christmas service at the Juba Catholic cathedral, in the southern Sudan's capital city on December 25, 2010, in what may be their last Christmas in a unified Sudan. A referendum for southern independence will be held on January 9 and probably lead to the partition of this nation the largest on the African continent. AFP PHOTO/TREVOR SNAPP
A priest holds a Christmas service at a Cathedral during a Christmas mass in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on December 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV
Pope Benedict XVI delivers the "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and the World) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on December 25, 2010. Benedict XVI urged an end Saturday to conflict in the Middle East and support for the region's Christians, saying those living in Iraq needed comfort from their pain after deadly attacks. AFP PHOTO / HO / OBSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
Pope Benedict XVI delivers the "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and the World) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on December 25, 2010. Benedict XVI urged an end Saturday to conflict in the Middle East and support for the region's Christians, saying those living in Iraq needed comfort from their pain after deadly attacks. AFP PHOTO / HO / OBSERVATORE ROMANO RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
A Pakistani Christian girl prays as she attend a Christmas service at Saint Anthony Church in Lahore on December 25, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI called for political leaders to demonstrate solidarity with Christians throughout the Middle East, saying those living in Iraq needed comfort from their pain. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI
Abidjan archbishop Jean Pierre Koutwan speaks as he celebrates the Christmas mass at the Saint Paul Cathedral of Abidjan late on December 24, 2010. Ivory Coast marked a fearful Christmas today after West African leaders threatened military action to force defiant strongman Laurent Gbagbo to cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara. The pair have been locked in a political stand-off for almost a month after both claimed to have won the November 28 presidential election, but mounting international pressure may have brought the crisis to a turning point. AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOU
US soldiers smile as they celebrate Christmas at a US base in Manas, 30kms from Bishkek, on December 25, 2010. The Manas base in Kyrgyzstan is a major stop-off point for US operations into Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO
Indian Christian devotees attend Christmas mass at the illuminated Church Of North India (CNI) in Ahmedabad on late December 24, 2010. Despite Christians forming a little over two percent of the billion plus population in India, with Hindus comprising the majority, Christmas is celebrated with much fanfare and zeal throughout the country. AFP PHOTO / SAM PANTHAKY
Members of Berlin's ice swimming club "Berliner Seehunde" (Berlin seals) take a dip in the Orankesee lake during their traditional Christmas ice swimming session in Berlin on December 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE
Pope Benedict XVI delivers the "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on December 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
A Christmas tree and Christmas decorations are installed along the Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul on December 25, 2010. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in South Korea with Christians forming over half the population. AFP PHOTO / PARK JI-HWAN
Pope Benedict XVI lights a candle from his private window, during the unveiling ceremony of the crib in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, on December 24, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas mass on December 24, 2010 in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate Christmas mass on December 24, 2010 in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas mass on December 24, 2010 in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
Catholic priests pray at the St. Esprit Church during the Christmas mass at midnight, in Harbiye, downtown Istanbul on December 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Mustafa Ozer
Indonesian Christians attend Christmas Eve mass in Surabaya on December 24, 2010. Indonesian Christian in the Muslim-majority country, along with millions of people around the world celebrated Christmas day. AFP PHOTO / AMAN RAHMAN
Pope Benedict XVI passes near the nativity during the Christmas mass on December 24, 2010 in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
Santa Claus water skis down the Potomac River on Christmas Eve December 24, 2010, at Maryland's National Harbor, a few miles down the river from Washington, DC. The Water Skiing Santa, Flying Elves, a Jet-Skiing Grinch, and even Frosty the Snowman, have been appearing on the river for 25 years in freezing temperatures. What started as a small thing has now turned into an annual event with thousands of people watching from the shore. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards
Indonesian Christians living on the slope of Merapi volcano (back) celebrate Christmas day in Magelang, Central Java on December 25, 2010. Indonesian Christian in the Muslim-majority country, along with millions of people around the world celebrated Christmas day. AFP PHOTO / CLARA PRIMA
Bosnian priests are seen reflected in an oil lamp during Christmas Midnight Church service at the "Cathedral of The Heart of Jesus" in Sarajevo late on December 24, 2010. AFP PHOTO ELVIS BARUKCIC
A shire with photographs of those killed in an attack is seen as Iraqi Christians take part in the Christmas day service at the Syriac Catholic Church of Our Lady of Deliverance/Salvation (Sayidat al-Nejat), in central Baghdad, on December 25, 2010, two months after a violent attack on worshippers in which 46 people were killed in a hostage situation in the church. AFP PHOTO/SABAH ARAR
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Holy Land, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fuad Twal, leads the Christmas day mass at the Church of the Nativity, believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL-SHAER
A detail of the Christmas crib representing a traditional Christian Nativity scene is seen during the unveiling ceremony in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, on December 24, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate late Christmas night holy mass at St. Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
People gather around a Christmas tree during the unveiling ceremony of the crib in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, on December 24, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate late Christmas night holy mass at St. Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

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