Мир готовится к новогодним праздникам

14 Декабря 2010, 11:32

По всему миру готовятся к празднованию Рождества и Нового года. Санта-Клаусы начинают выходить на улицы повсюду – от Пекина до Бейрута, и везде можно увидеть приближение праздника – на светящихся деревьях, в гирляндах, в витринах магазинов, храмах и других местах. Фото Big Pictures, AFP

An actor dressed as Father Christmas displays a Christmas bauble, worth 15,000 British pounds ($23,908), to mark the annual opening of Harrods Christmas-themed shop, at Harrods department store in London, August 6, 2010. The bauble consists of a glass ball, and 12 carat gold studded with 120 diamonds, a total of 5.1 carat. The bauble is one of a kind and is made in Germany specifically for the store. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Sisters Mary, 5 (R) and Eileen Fedarb , 11 (L) of Wormley in Hertfordshire look at decorations in the Christmas shop at Selfridges department store on August 2, 2010 in London, England. Selfridges launched it's Christmas shop today, 145 days ahead of Christmas Day. The department store expects to see strong sales in the first week of trade last year selling over 1000 baubles in their first week of trade after opening on August 8th. Foreign tourists are thought to be those most likely to take advantage of the early opportunity to take back Christmas gifts. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A man dressed as the Russian Santa Claus "Ded Moroz" is pictured on December 7, 2010 at Strasbourg's Christmas market of Strasbourg, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: A general view of the Christmas shop at Selfridges department store on August 2, 2010 in London, England. Selfridges launched it's Christmas shop today, 145 days ahead of Christmas Day. The department store expects to see strong sales in the first week of trade last year selling over 1000 baubles in their first week of trade after opening on August 8th. Foreign tourists are thought to be those most likely to take advantage of the early opportunity to take back Christmas gifts. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A customer browses in Selfridges' Christmas shop as it opens for business 145 days ahead of Christmas Day in central London, August 2, 2010. Selfridges have opened their Christmas shop after strong sales in Christmas merchandise from visiting tourists last summer. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL)
A man dressed as the Russian Santa Claus "Ded Moroz" waves at visitors on December 7, 2010 at Strasbourg's Christmas market, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/FREDERICK FLORIN
A Christmas tree, after being lit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, is pictured before the Capitol Hill dome in Washington on December 7, 2010. This year?s tree is a 67-foot Engelmann spruce from Wyoming Bridger-Teton National Forest. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: The 60 foot Norway Spruce on display in front of the New York Stock Exchange at the 87th Annual NYSE Christmas Tree Lighting & Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange on December 7, 2010 in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
Shoppers queue up for taxis as trees along a street are decorated with lights outside a shopping mall in Beijing on December 8, 2010. Christian culture, though still unfamiliar to most Chinese, continues to spread, and according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, over 23 million Christians now live in China, a significant jump over the past three decades, has help to popularize the Christmas holiday. AFP PHOTO/GOU YIGE
Fireworks light the sky as a Christmas tree is lit in the Lebanese capital Beirut on December 9, 2010. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID
The National Christmas tree is lit by US President Barack Obama on the Ellipse in Washington on December 9, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad
Sharks swim around a nativity scene and other Christmas decorations placed in an Aquarium at the Zoo in Madrid on December 10, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU
People look at a Christmas nativity scene made from sand at the international beach resort of Las Canteras, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the spanish canary island of Gran Canaria on December 9, 2010. Artist from nine countries recreated the scenes depicting the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN
A Christmas tree is pictured in front of the Duomo cathedral in Milan, on December 10, 2010. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
A South Korean diver dressed as Santa Claus or Father Christmas swims with fish as children watch during a Christmas event at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul on December 11, 2010. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays celebrated in South Korea with Christians forming over half the population. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO / PARK JI-HWAN
Indonesian visitors have their pictures taken next to a giant Christmas tree at a shopping mall in Jakarta on December 11, 2010. Many shopping malls and other business establishments in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country are docorated with ornaments to celebrate Christmas. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY
A man looks through a magnifying glass inside a six-storey high LED based decorated Christmas tree in front of Ion shopping mall on Orchard Road in Singapore on December 11, 2010. Shopping malls along Orchard road are dressed with decorations to compete as the Best Decorated Building as part of the Christmas festive season. AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN
Children look at the Christmas window of a "Grands Magasins" departement store, on December 11, 2010 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA
Christmas illuminations shine in Seville on December 11, 2010. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER
Christmas lights shine in a subway in Seville on December 11, 2010. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Revelers dressed as Santa Claus celebrate during the annual Santacon event December 11, 2010 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa Claus who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Revelers dressed as Santa Claus celebrate during the annual Santacon event December 11, 2010 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa Claus who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
A Christmas tree is displayed behind the Triton Statue in central Bologna's Piazza Grande late on December 11, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE
A giant Father Christmas figure stands in Berlin's busy Tauenzienstrasse near a traditional Christmas market December 12, 2010. With only one weekend remaining before Christmas, many shoppers were out searching for presents. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
The 22-meter-high, 50-tonne statue titled "Hammering Man" by US artist Jonathan Borofsky stands in Seoul on December 12, 2010. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea where Christians account for more than half of population. AFP PHOTO / PARK JI-HWAN
A giant illuminated Father Christmas figure stands in Berlin's busy Tauenzienstrasse near a traditional Christmas market December 12, 2010. With only one weekend remaining before Christmas, many shoppers were out searching for presents. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
An aquarium trainer in a Santa Claus costume is pushed out of the water by bottle-nose dolphins during a show at the Aqua Stadium aquarium at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo on December 13, 2010. Visitors can view the Christmas special show, which will be held through to Christmas Day. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO
A white-sided dolphin carries a present during a show at the Aqua Stadium aquarium at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo on December 13, 2010. Visitors can view the Christmas special show, which will be held through Christmas Day. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO
A sea lion, wearing reindeer antlers, smiles during a show at the Aqua Stadium aquarium at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo on December 13, 2010. Visitors can view the Christmas special show, which will be held through to Christmas Day. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO
Chinese shoppers select Christmas decorations on sale at a stall in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, on December 13, 2010. Christian culture, though still unfamiliar to most Chinese, continues to spread, and according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, over 23 million Christians now live in China, a significant jump over the past three decades, which has help to popularize the Christmas holiday. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO
Chinese shoppers select Christmas decorations on sale at a stall in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, on December 13, 2010. Christian culture, though still unfamiliar to most Chinese, continues to spread, and according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, over 23 million Christians now live in China, a significant jump over the past three decades, which has help to popularize the Christmas holiday. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO
South Korean postmen wearing Santa Claus, or Father Christmas, outfits ride motorbikes to deliver Christmas gifts to poor people during a charity campaign in Seoul on December 13, 2010. The campaign that involved some 50 postmen will be expanded into 9 cities until the end of this year. AFP PHOTO/JUNG YEON-JE
Christmas illuminations decorate the city council in Sevilla on December 13, 2010. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER
Chinese shoppers select Christmas decorations on sale at a stall in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, on December 13, 2010. Christian culture, though still unfamiliar to most Chinese, continues to spread, and according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, over 23 million Christians now live in China, a significant jump over the past three decades, which has help to popularize the Christmas holiday. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO
Christmas illuminations shine in Seville on December 13, 2010. AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER
Celina Hernandez sells Christmas lights in a street market in San Salvador, El Salvador on December 13, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ Jose CABEZAS
TOPSHOTS A couple embrace as they take a photograph of themselves in front of Christmas decorations in Hong Kong on December 14, 2010. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI

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