Christmas 2017 around the world

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene in King's Lynn, England.  (Chris Jackson)

People pose for photos in front of a nativity scene before attending Christmas Eve mass at the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Istanbul, Turkey.

(Chris McGrath)

Two fans of the Philadelphia Eagles are dressed for Christmas. (Rich Schultz)

A Swiss guard and a Carabiniere (Italian special police) attend the Pope Francis' Christmas Urbi Et Orbi blessing at St. Peter's Square on Christmas Day.

(Franco Origlia)

The Arizona Cardinals mascot, Big Red, runs on the field in a Santa Claus costume for the NFL game between the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Christmas Eve.

(Norm Hall)

A Kansas City Chiefs fan dressed as Santa Claus does the arrowhead chop during the first quarter of the game between the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs on Christmas Eve.

(Jason Hanna)

A woman with a Santa hat watches people skate at the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center in New York on Christmas Day.

(Amir Levy)

In this undated image supplied by Sky News, Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London.

(WPA Pool)

A well-clad dog prepares for Christmas is Chicago.

Worshippers celebrate Christmas Mass at the Vatican.

A bit of snow keeps things festive as people prepare for Christmas is Seattle.

The Arizona Cardinals mascot, Big Red, runs on the field in a Santa Claus costume for the NFL game between the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

(Norm Hall)

Worshippers gather at Saint Catherine Church in Bethlehem to celebrate midnight Christmas mass.

Christmas candy canes entertain the fans outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Huddersfield Town at St Mary's Stadium on Dec. 23 in Southampton, England.  (Dan Mullan)

A penguin wears Christmas clothes to stand at Harbin Polarland on Dec. 23 in Harbin, China. (Tao Zhang)

Officials prepare drums with ball bearing before the start of the draw of Spain's Christmas lottery named 'El Gordo' (Fat One) at the Teatro Real on Dec. 22 in Madrid.

(Pablo Blazquez Dominguez)

Leicester City fans wearing blue santa hats during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on Dec. 23 in Leicester, England. 

(Catherine Ivill)

Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir decorate a Christmas tree ahead of their final practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas on Dec. 22 in Salisbury, England. 

(Matt Cardy)

A group of activists in Parliament Square attempt to break the world record for the longest hug, to try to highlight the plight of the homeless at Christmas, on Dec. 22 in London. The FocalLocal activist group had planned to hug for 36 hours to break the current record. 

(Leon Neal)

Rodney talks with a volunteer at the Crisis night shelter in Chalk Farm on Dec. 23 in London. The shelter aims to provide somewhere secure to sleep for those who have found themselves homeless over the Christmas period.

(Leon Neal)

A resident sits in her living room with a Christmas tree on Dec. 23 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Barely three months after Hurricane Maria made landfall, approximately one-third of the devastated island is still without electricity. 

(Mario Tama)

U.S. President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn before leaving the White House Dec. 22 in Washington, D.C. Trump is spending the Christmas holiday at his Mar-a-lago Estate in Palm Beach, Florida. 

(Chip Somodevilla)

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier poses for a photo after recording his annual Christmas television address to the nation on Dec. 21 in Berlin.

(Pool)

Mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen and Princess Mette Marit, of Norway, leave the charity Christmas Luncheon at Egon restaurant in Storo on Dec. 24 in Oslo.

(Nigel Waldron)

People attend Christmas Eve mass at the Saint Anthony of Padua Church on December 24, 2017, in Istanbul, Turkey. 

(Chris McGrath)

A fan wearing a Santa Claus hat and beard watches the NFL game between the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.

(Christian Petersen)