Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Dec 24, 2019 | 10:30am EST

Holiday lights

The Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

The Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

The Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Close
1 / 28
People are seen on a pier in front of a giant illuminated Christmas ball in Larnaca, Cyprus December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

People are seen on a pier in front of a giant illuminated Christmas ball in Larnaca, Cyprus December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

People are seen on a pier in front of a giant illuminated Christmas ball in Larnaca, Cyprus December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
Close
2 / 28
A couple is seen inside an artistic light installation as part of the Christmas "Winter Wonders" festivities in central Brussels, Belgium December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A couple is seen inside an artistic light installation as part of the Christmas "Winter Wonders" festivities in central Brussels, Belgium December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A couple is seen inside an artistic light installation as part of the Christmas "Winter Wonders" festivities in central Brussels, Belgium December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Close
3 / 28
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, harvested from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico, is lit on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, harvested from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico, is lit on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, harvested from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico, is lit on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Close
4 / 28
Fireworks explode around Rio's Christmas tree during its lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

Fireworks explode around Rio's Christmas tree during its lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

Fireworks explode around Rio's Christmas tree during its lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
Close
5 / 28
A woman takes a selfie during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Constantina Peppa

A woman takes a selfie during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Constantina Peppa

A woman takes a selfie during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Constantina Peppa
Close
6 / 28
Shoppers make their way as lights of the "Carnaby Project Zero" illuminate Carnaby Street in the Soho district in London, Britain, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Shoppers make their way as lights of the "Carnaby Project Zero" illuminate Carnaby Street in the Soho district in London, Britain, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Shoppers make their way as lights of the "Carnaby Project Zero" illuminate Carnaby Street in the Soho district in London, Britain, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
Close
7 / 28
Festive decorations and illumination lights for the upcoming New Year and Christmas season are unveiled in Minsk, Belarus December 15 , 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Festive decorations and illumination lights for the upcoming New Year and Christmas season are unveiled in Minsk, Belarus December 15 , 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Festive decorations and illumination lights for the upcoming New Year and Christmas season are unveiled in Minsk, Belarus December 15 , 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Close
8 / 28
People watch the lighting of The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People watch the lighting of The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People watch the lighting of The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Close
9 / 28
A woman holding an umbrella walks along a street with festive illumination lights for the upcoming New Year in Saint Petersburg, Russia December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman holding an umbrella walks along a street with festive illumination lights for the upcoming New Year in Saint Petersburg, Russia December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman holding an umbrella walks along a street with festive illumination lights for the upcoming New Year in Saint Petersburg, Russia December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Close
10 / 28
People attend the Great Lanterns of China light festival in Pakruojis manor, Lithuania December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

People attend the Great Lanterns of China light festival in Pakruojis manor, Lithuania December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

People attend the Great Lanterns of China light festival in Pakruojis manor, Lithuania December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
Close
11 / 28
People stand near Christmas lights placed over Guaire river in Caracas, Venezuela December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

People stand near Christmas lights placed over Guaire river in Caracas, Venezuela December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

People stand near Christmas lights placed over Guaire river in Caracas, Venezuela December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
Close
12 / 28
A woman jumps for a photo in front of festive lights for the upcoming New Year in Yevpatoriya, Crimea, December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

A woman jumps for a photo in front of festive lights for the upcoming New Year in Yevpatoriya, Crimea, December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak

A woman jumps for a photo in front of festive lights for the upcoming New Year in Yevpatoriya, Crimea, December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak
Close
13 / 28
A child plays on a tree decorated with Christmas lights at Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A child plays on a tree decorated with Christmas lights at Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A child plays on a tree decorated with Christmas lights at Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
Close
14 / 28
People attend the lighting ceremony of Christmas decorations and the Swarovski Christmas tree in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall in downtown Milan, Italy, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

People attend the lighting ceremony of Christmas decorations and the Swarovski Christmas tree in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall in downtown Milan, Italy, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

People attend the lighting ceremony of Christmas decorations and the Swarovski Christmas tree in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall in downtown Milan, Italy, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
Close
15 / 28
A man installs decorative lights on a church ahead of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man installs decorative lights on a church ahead of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man installs decorative lights on a church ahead of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 23, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Close
16 / 28
People stroll among Christmas light installations formed as elks at the Raoul Wallenberg Square in central Stockholm, Sweden December 22, 2019. Helena Landstedt /TT News Agency/via REUTERS

People stroll among Christmas light installations formed as elks at the Raoul Wallenberg Square in central Stockholm, Sweden December 22, 2019. Helena Landstedt /TT News Agency/via REUTERS

People stroll among Christmas light installations formed as elks at the Raoul Wallenberg Square in central Stockholm, Sweden December 22, 2019. Helena Landstedt /TT News Agency/via REUTERS
Close
17 / 28
People look on light installations at the "Alternative Christmas Yard" in the former Lukiskes prison yard in Vilnius, Lithuania December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

People look on light installations at the "Alternative Christmas Yard" in the former Lukiskes prison yard in Vilnius, Lithuania December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

People look on light installations at the "Alternative Christmas Yard" in the former Lukiskes prison yard in Vilnius, Lithuania December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
Close
18 / 28
Fireworks explode during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fireworks explode during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Fireworks explode during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City December 14, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Close
19 / 28
Shoppers make their way as Christmas lights illuminate Regent Street in London, Britain, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Shoppers make their way as Christmas lights illuminate Regent Street in London, Britain, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Shoppers make their way as Christmas lights illuminate Regent Street in London, Britain, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
Close
20 / 28
Christmas lights and a Christmas tree are pictured in Duomo Square in downtown Milan, Italy, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Christmas lights and a Christmas tree are pictured in Duomo Square in downtown Milan, Italy, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

Christmas lights and a Christmas tree are pictured in Duomo Square in downtown Milan, Italy, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
Close
21 / 28
People view luminarie light sculptures amid snow foam during the Christmas Wonderland event at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Loriene Perera

People view luminarie light sculptures amid snow foam during the Christmas Wonderland event at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Loriene Perera

People view luminarie light sculptures amid snow foam during the Christmas Wonderland event at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Loriene Perera
Close
22 / 28
A man walks at Morazan Square, which has been decorated with Christmas lights, in San Salvador, El Salvador December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A man walks at Morazan Square, which has been decorated with Christmas lights, in San Salvador, El Salvador December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A man walks at Morazan Square, which has been decorated with Christmas lights, in San Salvador, El Salvador December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Close
23 / 28
The Swarovski Star is seen atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree during the Christmas tree lighting show at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

The Swarovski Star is seen atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree during the Christmas tree lighting show at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

The Swarovski Star is seen atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree during the Christmas tree lighting show at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Close
24 / 28
Salisbury Cathedral celebrates the beginning of Advent with a candle-lit service and procession, "From Darkness to Light" in Salisbury, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Salisbury Cathedral celebrates the beginning of Advent with a candle-lit service and procession, "From Darkness to Light" in Salisbury, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Salisbury Cathedral celebrates the beginning of Advent with a candle-lit service and procession, "From Darkness to Light" in Salisbury, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Close
25 / 28
Visitors pose at a light installation as the illuminated trail opens at Kew Gardens in west London, Britain, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Visitors pose at a light installation as the illuminated trail opens at Kew Gardens in west London, Britain, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Visitors pose at a light installation as the illuminated trail opens at Kew Gardens in west London, Britain, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Close
26 / 28
People gather at Marques de Larios street, decorated with Christmas lights, in downtown Malaga, southern Spain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People gather at Marques de Larios street, decorated with Christmas lights, in downtown Malaga, southern Spain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People gather at Marques de Larios street, decorated with Christmas lights, in downtown Malaga, southern Spain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Close
27 / 28
People walk under trees decorated with Christmas lights at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk under trees decorated with Christmas lights at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

People walk under trees decorated with Christmas lights at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
Close
28 / 28

Next Slideshows

Here comes Santa Claus

Santa makes appearances all over the world leading up to Christmas.

Dec 23 2019

Eagle hunting in Kazakhstan

Hunters use tamed golden eagles and hawks during a traditional hunting contest in Kazakhstan.

Dec 12 2019

Notable deaths in 2019

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

Dec 09 2019

Pope Francis visits Japan

Pope Francis made nuclear disarmament a key theme of his visit to Japan, the first by a pope in 38 years, and urged youth to defend the earth and show greater...

Nov 26 2019

MORE IN PICTURES

SAG Awards red carpet

SAG Awards red carpet

Fashion highlights from the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Best of the SAG Awards

Best of the SAG Awards

Highlights from the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Animals at risk in Australian bushfires

Animals at risk in Australian bushfires

As many as a billion animals are estimated to have either died in Australia's wildfires or are at risk in the aftermath due to a lack of food and shelter.

Women's Marches across America

Women's Marches across America

Thousands of people took part in the fourth annual Women's March in cities across the U.S.

Hundreds leave Honduras en route to U.S.

Hundreds leave Honduras en route to U.S.

Hundreds of migrants leave San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras en route to the United States.

Jean-Paul Gaultier bids farewell to the catwalk

Jean-Paul Gaultier bids farewell to the catwalk

French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, known for dressing stars like Madonna and who cultivated an irreverent image as the industry's "bad boy", said that his fashion show in Paris on January 22 would be his last.

Volcano blankets Philippine city in ash

Volcano blankets Philippine city in ash

Tens of thousands of residents of have abandoned their homes since Taal, one of the Philippines' most active and deadliest volcanoes, began spewing massive clouds of ash, steam and gas.

French public sector strikes against pension reform

French public sector strikes against pension reform

Public sector strikes continue but the industrial action has lost momentum since Macron's government made some concessions and as strikers face mounting financial pressure to return to work.

Best of Dakar Rally 2020

Best of Dakar Rally 2020

Spaniard Carlos Sainz became a triple Dakar Rally champion with the Mini X-Raid team while American Ricky Brabec took the motorcycle crown for Honda in the gruelling race across Saudi Arabia.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast