is not a single tradition Christmas - XVIII century - Guitar Player. http://www.history.org/almanack/life/christmas/hist_anotherlook.cfm
«Men in traditional costumes fire with historical fire arms as part of the traditional Christmas Shooting in front of the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden, southern Germany Saturday Dec. 18, 2010.» (AP Photo/dapd/Sebastian Widmann) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/germany-christmas-shooting_photo_1644870.htm
«Pakistani Christian youths decorate St. Anthony's Church for upcoming Christmas celebrations, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 in Lahore, Pakistan.» (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/pakistan-christmas_photo_1645807.htm
http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2010/12/christmas-lights-illuminate-th.html Christmas in Costa Rica, Parade organized by the Chinese community to start the Cristmas celebrations at San Jose, 2010. AFP / Getty Images / Yuri Cortez
«Hadil, a Lebanese patient, poses with a man dressed as Santa Claus, during his visit to the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), established in Beirut, Lebanon, is a unique regional center for the comprehensive treatment of pediatric cancer. An affiliate of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (St. Jude), the center works in close association with The American University of Beirut.» http://newshopper.sulekha.com/mideast-lebanon-santa_photo_1088244.htm
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/israel/bethlehem-shepherds-fields «Beit Sahour, looking east over the Shepherds' Fields, near Bethlehem. Fertile fields identified since ancient times with the shepherds who saw the Star of Nativity. There are two rival locations, one run by the Greek Orthodox and the other by the Franciscans.» Photo by Tamer Shabaneh is not only one moment in History Bethlehem
Nigerian Christian pilgrims pray at the Saint Gerolamus cave in the Church of the Nativity. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/24/christmas-in-bethlehem-fe_n_153409.html is not a single faith
A Palestinian child watches a music parade near the Church of Nativity. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/24/christmas-in-bethlehem-fe_n_153409.html has no frontiers
http://www.shorpy.com/node/5159 A Captive Christmas , 1919 - December 1919. Christmas tree at the District Jail, Washington, D.C., and some of the prisoners. National Photo Co. Collection.
is not a single colour www.freeholidaywallpapers.blogspot.com Christmas dog
«An unidentified Bahraini boy plays ball Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at a desert camp site in Sakhir, Bahrain, decorated with inflatable Santa figures and a flag of Bahrain. During winter months, thousands of Bahrainis set up seasonal camps in the tiny Persian Gulf island nation's desert oil fields for weekend fun. Bahrain is predominately Muslim, but it isn't unusual to see Christmas decorations brightening stores, hotels and even camp sites.» (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/mideast-bahrain-christmas_photo_1087364.htm There is Christmas almost everywhere.
«An unidentified man decorates a Christmas tree at a camp site Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in the Sakhir, Bahrain, desert. During winter months, thousands of Bahrainis set up seasonal camps in the desert oil fields for weekend fun. The Persian Gulf island nation is predominately Muslim, but it isn't unusual to see Christmas decorations brightening stores, hotels and even camp sites.» (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/mideast-bahrain-christmas_photo_1087314.htm
«A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims inside an aquarium at a shopping mall as part as Christmas celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.» (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/thailand-santa-claus_photo_1643533.htm
«Two Emirate men look to a Christmas tree which has been decked out with dollars 11 million U.S. (14.3 million euro) worth of gold, at the Emirates Palace hotel, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday Dec. 16, 2010.» http://newshopper.sulekha.com/emirates-christmas-tree_photo_1642444.htm
«The Christmas tree in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, was lit for the first time Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. The 30-meter-high (100-foot) tree comes from the woods on the slopes of a valley in the South Tyrol, Italy's German-Italian speaking region in the north. Rows of gold and white lights drape the tree like elegant necklaces.» (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/vatican-christmas-tree_photo_1643969.htm
Christmas tree in Salerno, Italy. http://www.arvoredenatal.net/natal/arvores-de-natal
http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2010/12/christmas-lights-illuminate-th.html Christmas in Washington, USA, 2010.
Christmas in Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral, by Bruno Monginoux, Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/23479835@N00/320802637/
http://blog.brillianttrips.com/2009/12/unique-christmas-trees-from-around-the-world/ O'Connell Street Christmas Tree in Dublin, Ireland.
Pac Man Christmas Tree in Madrid, Spain. http://blog.brillianttrips.com/2009/12/unique-christmas-trees-from-around-the-world/
«An illumination resembling a Christmas tree set at the monument to St. George at the Freedom Square in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.» (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/georgia-christmas-illumination_photo_1625945.htm
«A Christmas tree is installed on Red Square with St. Basil Cathedral and Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right, in the background, in Moscow, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Russia was announced as host of the 2018 tournament.» (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/russia_photo_1625912.htm
«A Christmas tree stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with the quadriga statue on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.» (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/germany-christmas_photo_1624475.htm
«Shoppers crowd in front of a Christmas souvenir shop, set up in a Muslim neighborhood of Bangalore, India, Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. Christians in India make up just over 2 percent of its 1 billion population.» (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/india-christmas_photo_1646614.htm
«Fireworks light the sky above at Christmas tree during a lighting up ceremony at Cathedral square in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.» (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/lithuania-christmas-tree_photo_1637154.htm
«People look at a Christmas tree at Mirador de Laikacota in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday Dec. 5, 2010. Measuring more than 80 feet, the tree can be seen from anywhere in this Andean city.» (AP Photo/Juan Karita) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/bolivia-christmas-tree_photo_1630658.htm
«Fireworks explode over a floating Christmas tree as it is lighted for the holiday season in Lagoa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.» (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/brazil-christmas-tree-lighting_photo_1628746.htm
Christmas Tree next to the Mohamed Al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. http://blog.brillianttrips.com/2009/12/unique-christmas-trees-from-around-the-world/
Christmas in London, England, 2010. Getty Images - Dan Kitwood. http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2010/12/christmas-lights-illuminate-th.html
Christmas in Netherlands, Dona Nobis Pacem - « The building on this picture is the Peace Palace located in the World Capital of Justice, the Hague, the Netherlands. by Pieter Musterd, Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90794078@N00/3125391405
Christmas in Beijing, China, 2010. http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2010/12/christmas-lights-illuminate-th.html
Christmas in Manila, Philippines, 2010. http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2010/12/christmas-lights-illuminate-th.html
http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/kinshou_78/article?mid=4046&fid=-1&action=next Christmas at Lisbon, Portugal.
«In this picture taken on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, Athenians buy Christmas items offered by a central Athens store at 70 percent discount. Greece is one of several European countries facing pay-cuts, price increases and rapidly rising unemployment ahead of Christmas, with many store owners struggling to stay in business.» (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/greece-europe-bleak-christmas_photo_1646628.htm Some are getting through hard times
«Christmas decorations are displayed in a store as people queue outside an unemployment registry office in Madrid on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. The number of people filing claims for unemployment benefits rose for a fourth consecutive month in November by 24,318 for a rounded total of 4.1 million people receiving payments.» (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/spain-financial-crisis_photo_1625347.htm
«In this photo taken on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, Christmas candy is seen in a shop window in central Rome. This Christmas, Europeans are hunkering down to an uncertain future, as a debt crisis that erupted two years ago in Greece flares anew in Ireland, and has quickly threatened to engulf Portugal, Spain, and Italy.» (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/italy-europe-bleak-christmas_photo_1646625.htm
«In this photo taken on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, a woman passes by a Christmas candy store, in Milan, Italy. This Christmas, Europeans are hunkering down to an uncertain future, as a debt crisis that erupted two years ago in Greece flares anew in Ireland, and has quickly threatened to engulf Portugal, Spain, and Italy.» (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/italy-europe-bleak-christmas_photo_1646643.htm
«Local residents view the vandalized Glastonbury Holy Thorn Tree which has was hacked down and reduced to just a stump in Glastobury western England Friday Dec. 10, 2010. The tree, a major Christian landmark in England, was vandalized just weeks before Christmas Day. The tree is said to be linked to the arrival of Saint Joseph of Arimathea in England after the crucifixion of Jesus. It draws hundreds of visitors each year.» (AP Photo/Fran Stothard- Western Morning News) U.K. http://newshopper.sulekha.com/britain-holy-tree_photo_1635720.htm
«Pakistani boys decorate an alley in preparation for Christmas, in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.» (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/pakistan-christmas_photo_1646620.htm Some have an artless
«Foreign inmates of the Santa Monica female prison walk holding traditional dishes from their countries during a Christmas gastronomic festival in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. According to Peru's National Penitentiary Institute, INPE, 16% of Santa Monica's inmates are foreigners, many who are there on drug trafficking related charges.» (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/peru-prison-christmas-festival_photo_1640572.htm
Poor Kids, Holbav - via www.poor-kids.blogspot.com Many... have no Christmas at all.
Christmas, Kenya . http://wangui.instablogs.com/entry/as-kenyans-mark-christmas-idps-continue-to-suffer-in-camps/
A Piss Poor Christmas , photography by CinemaCowgirl - Lauren Bentley.
Gae La Rocca -Zanni, Christmas Postcard, Italy, 2007.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/26/2127425.htm «About 100,000 people across Australia face the prospect of sleeping rough on Christmas night.»
«In this photo taken on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, a beggar asks for coins near an open air Christmas market in Milan, Italy. This Christmas, Europeans are hunkering down to an uncertain future, as a debt crisis that erupted two years ago in Greece flares anew in Ireland, and has quickly threatened to engulf Portugal, Spain, and Italy.» (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/italy-europe-bleak-christmas_photo_1646630.htm
Savas Kazantzides, Poor Santa Claus - The Sad Image of a Hopeless Christmas, India, 2007 - www.trekearth.com
Agency: McCann, Portugal Copywriter: Fabio Seidl Art Director: Diogo Mello, William Silva Creative Director: Diogo Anahory, José Bomtempo Photography: Krypton Studio «Help so that no one finds his Christmas Supper here.» http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/vitae_homeless_shelter_trash_bin http://www.adrants.com/2007/01/homeless-ads-peer-out-of-portuguese-trash.php
«An Indian beggar and his child sit wrapped in woolens on a cold morning at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.» (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/india-winter_photo_1639747.htm
Russell Lee, A Poor Diet , 1936 - December 1936 - Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield , Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie. http://www.shorpy.com/node/876
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/20/2123548.htm «Four years ago, charities like Oxfam and Christian Aid re-energised festive fundraising by encouraging people to give goats and other livestock in friends' and loved ones' names.» Reuters: Fredrik Dahl Some need more than what can be bought in a shopping center
«A Russian pilgrim passes through a ray of light inside the Church of the Nativity, where many Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Tourists from all over the world are expected to flock to Jesus' traditional birthplace to celebrate the Christmas holiday this month.» (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/aptopix-mideast-israel-palestinians_photo_1639967.htm
A special visitor at Blank Children's Hospital. http://blog.iowahospital.org/2009/12/23/christmas-at-iowas-hospitals/ http://www.nba.com/hawks/community/Christmas_Visit_122104.html Hawks head coach Mike Woodson demonstrates his artistic side with a young patient during the hospital visit. The treasure of health would be the most precious...
Merry Christmas - www.projectrice.org phot. by Paul James.
Gifts for a poor family at Christmas - www.missieovergrenzen.be Solidarity and good actions are not demagogy.
Mauricio Fernandes stands next to a Christmas tree in the "Solidarity Window" of his flower shop Thursday, Dec. 16 2010, in Lisbon. In the shop window, a sign invites people to leave donations of food and clothes that the parish council will distribute among the poorest people of the neighborhood ahead of Christmas. Despite the shop being located in an upmarket shopping street, Fernandes believes there are plenty of residents in the parish that could benefit from his initiative. (AP Photo) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/portugal-financial-crisis-christmas_photo_1642801.htm There is always a way to help those in need
«Tiny orphaned hedgehogs are safe and sound this Christmas after being saved from the freezing cold.» http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/3917248/Baby-hedgehogs-saved-from-a-homeless-Christmas.html Whoever they are
«Voluntary workers, dressed in Santa Claus outfits, wave as a total of 230 people launch an event to visit and give Christmas gifts to prematurely born babies in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.» (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) http://newshopper.sulekha.com/south-korea-christmas_photo_1625185.htm
Muenchner Tafel Cares For Poor People «MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 21: Eight years old Ramona shows a wrapped Christmas present, which was delivered during a soup kitchen by charitable society Muenchner Tafel on December 21, 2007 in Munich, Germany. The Muenchner Tafel offers warm meal for low-income and homeless individuals contracting with supermarkets, stores and a variety of companies to provide meals to their clients.» http://www.life.com/image/78603472
Panchaud Marc, Vie de Chat ou Vie de Chien? France, 2010.
BANK OF FOOD AGAINST HUNGER PORTUGAL. http://bancoalimentar.pt/ FOOD BANKS AGAINST HUNGER RAISES OVER 3,250 TONS OF FOOD IN TWO DAYS Food Banks Against Hunger collected in Portugal this week-end a total of more than 3,250 tons of food in the campaign that took place in more than 1,147 commercial surfaces in the areas of Abrantes, Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, Cova da Beira, Évora and Beja, Leiria-Fátima, Lisbon, West, Portalegre, Porto, Santarém, Setúbal, S. Miguel, Viana do Castelo, Viseu, and for the first time in the Third Island (Azores). The amount collected now compared with the 2,490 tonnes collected in December 2009, represents an increase over 30%, which is an absolute record since these campaigns are carried out in Portugal. Also the number of volunteers involved, exceeding 30 000, had never been achieved in previous occasions, finding this volunteer operation no parallel in our country. December 2010 Next Campaign: 28 and 29 May 2011 The next Food Collection Campaign held at supermarkets in 28 and 29 May 2011. We count on you.