Christmas 2010

On Saturday, it was the Catholic Christmas - the day according to the beliefs of Christians Catholic,

in Bethlehem 2,010 years ago, Jesus Christ was born. Christianity is the largest religion in the world -

more than two billion people follow the rules of the religion. Believers celebrate Christmas differently,

and today this holiday is becoming increasingly popular.

Collected here are photos of celebrating Christmas from around the world.

1. The Iraqi Christian at Christmas service in a Catholic church in Amman, Jordan, December 22. Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled to neighboring Jordan after a series of terrorist attacks in the Iraqi churches in the past few years. (REUTERS / Ali Jarekji)

2. Believer under the picture "Baby Jesus in the grotto," during a visit to Cathedral of the Nativity in Bethlehem on December 23. (REUTERS / Ammar Awad)

3. Hindus written on their foreheads "Merry Christmas" in Hindi on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, on the eve of Christmas. (REUTERS / Jitendra Prakash)

4. US military expeditionary force of 103 on the eve of Christmas Eve at a military base in Ballad, 80 km north of Baghdad. (REUTERS / Saad Shalash)


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