Services are being held around the world as Christians mark the birth of Christ. Here is our selection of some of the best images so far

At a Christmas Eve Mass in the Vatican, Pope Francis urged more "sharing and giving", denouncing the "insatiable greed" of modern consumerism
At a Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican, Pope Francis urged more “sharing and giving”, denouncing the “insatiable greed” of modern consumerism
A girl attends a Christmas Eve mass in Cairo, Egypt
In Egypt, this little girl listened attentively during a church service in Cairo
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A couple kiss during a Christmas Eve ceremony at St Antuan Church in Istanbul, Turkey
Meanwhile, this couple kissed by a Christmas tree in Istanbul, Turkey
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In Taiwan, people pose for pictures with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis in the Catholic Holy Family Church in Taipei
A cardboard cutout of Pope Francis turned up at this church in Taipei, Taiwan
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An altar boys holds a cross before a mass at the Notre Dame de Kinshasa cathedral in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo
These altar boys played a key role during celebrations in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo
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A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, celebrates Christmas, at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico
A young boy, part of a group of thousands of migrants travelling from Central America to the US, celebrates at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico
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A priest prepares for a Christmas Eve mass for "yellow vests" protesters near a roundabout in Somain, northern France
In France, so-called “yellow vests” protesters held a service at a roundabout in the northern town of Somain
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A woman prays at the Xishiku Catholic Church in Beijing, China
This woman prayed in silence at a church in Beijing, China
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A Christian expatriate community attends a mass at Santa Maria Church in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Christian community attended a mass at Santa Maria Church in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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