1 de 10Christmas decorations are displayed in a shop on December 7, 2012 in Johannesburg . AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN
2 de 10G16121212 MXICO, D.F., Regalos- Gifts/D.F., En el Monumento a la Revolucin, cientos de motociclistas disfrazados de Santa Clous, Renos, y los Reyes Magos se concentraron para salir en caravana con juguetes para regalarlos a nias hurfanas e invidentes. Foto: Agencia EL UNIVERSAL/ Tanya Guerrero. AEA.
3 de 10Two dogs wearing Santa Claus hats are carried by people taking part in a Santa Claus themed race in downtown Milan on December 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI
4 de 10Squirrel monkeys investigate a Christmas stocking given to them, during a media opportunity at London Zoo, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The animals at ZSL London Zoo are set to enjoy a wild Christmas this year, with some very merry treats. Lion cubs Heidi and Indi have definitely made it on to Santas good list and will be getting their paws on some presents, whilst the penguins will be treated to festive fishy gifts under the tree. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
5 de 10FMA0017. London (United Kingdom), 15/12/2012.- A group of men pose for a picture as they gather during SantaCon 2012 in Trafalgar Square in central London, Britain, 15 December 2012. SantaCon is a mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes parading publicly on streets and in bars in cities around the world. The focus is on spontaneity and creativity, while having a good time and spreading cheer and goodwill. EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
6 de 10Worshipers visit at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec 16. 2012. Worshippers at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity have held a special prayer for Venezuela' s president Hugo Chavez. Dozens of Christian worshippers participated in Sundays prayer at the Church built on the site where Christian tradition says Jesus was born. Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba, is an outspoken critic of Israel and supporter of Palestinian independence. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
7 de 10G14121227.JPG TOLUCA, Mex.- Christmas/ Navidad-Edomex.- Cientos de nios y adolescentes acudieron a la Plaza de los Mrtires, en la que se instal la Villa Navidea y donde se puede patinar sobre hielo, lanzarse en llantas y divertirse en esta temporada. Fotonota Agencia EL UNIVERSAL/RCC
8 de 10A Santa Claus pulls a Christmas tree on December 12, 2012 in Mellensee, eastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK PLEUL /GERMANY OUT
9 de 10Nutcrackers stand under a plastic foil at a nutcracker manufacturer hall in Hohenhameln, northern Germany, on December 14, 2012. The company offers around 350 different kinds of nutcrackers. AFP PHOTO / Emily Wabitsch GERMANY OUT
10 de 10A nutcracker formed as Darth Vader stands next to a traditional nutcracker figure at a nutcracker manufacturer hall in Hohenhameln, northern Germany, on December 14, 2012. The entreprise offers around 350 different kinds of nutcrackers. AFP PHOTO / Emily Wabitsch GERMANY OUT
Una serie de imágenes retratan cómo en diferentes países del mundo se vive la navidad. Tradiciones y celebraciones se combinan con el espíritu de esta época para darle un toque de ilusión a la humanidad.