A round-up of holiday cheer from around the world.
We're about halfway through December, a time when many city streets start looking like they're culled straight from a fairyland. Below, a smattering of sparkly, glistening, holiday decorations from around the world, pulled together by
Reuters. Monte Carlo casino is reflected in a giant Christmas decoration in Monaco. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) Actors dressed as Joseph and the Three Wise Men, part of a live-human nativity scene, stroll past the U.S. Capitol Building after demonstrating outside the nearby Supreme Court in Washington. (Jason Reed/Reuters) Runners dressed as Father Christmas take part in the Santa Claus run of Michendorf near Berlin. (Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters) A man walks past Christmas decorations at the Lausanne Palace Hotel in Lausanne. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)
A figurine of a smoker is placed next to painted heads of Christmas figures on a tray at the "Erzgebirgische Volkskunst Richard Glaesser" manufactory in Seiffen, Germany. (Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)