This painting, attributed to elusive British graffiti artist Banksy, appeared in Camden Town, London in December 2009, during the Copenhagen climate conference.
An Israeli Arab boy dressed up as Santa Claus sits in a cardboard box during a Christmas parade through the town of Nazareth on Christmas Eve, Thursday.
Stores in China have embraced Christmas with music and decorations to celebrate what has become a major shopping holiday.
German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas celebration at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Dec. 22.
Not everyone agrees on what makes a perfect Christmas tree, but one that doesn't shed its needles would be high on most lists.
Children are seen sledding in Coulsdon, Surrey, outside London.
A glass blower makes a New Years glass bauble at a factory in Klavdiyevo, Ukraine, on Dec. 16.
Wearing a holiday hat and leash, Pistache, a yellow Labrador retriever, waits for the start of the ASPCA's Blessing of the Animals on Dec. 13 at Christ Church in New York.