Europe celebrates subdued Christmas amid coronavirus

Updated: Dec 25, 2020, 10:02 PM(IST)

Europe celebrated Christmas amid the virus epidemic sweeping the continent 

St. Marien church in Dortmund, western Germany

People sit at marked places to keep distance as they take part in a small church service at the St. Marien church in Dortmund, western Germany, on December 25, 2020 amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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Petrus church in Bremerhaven

A sign indicates a running direction as Christian worshippers sit inside the Petrus church in Bremerhaven during an "Christmas Vespers" mass in Bremerhaven, northern Germany on December 24, 2020 amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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Christmas in Ratingen, western Germany

People and pastor Thomas Gerhold of the Protestant peace church (Friedenskirche) look up during a special service on the Christmas Eve at a nursery home in Ratingen, western Germany.

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Christmas in Switzerland

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a Christmas tree in front of the Swiss House of Parliament in Bern, Switzerland.

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Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

Musicians of the Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris performing inside the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on Christmas Eve.

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Christmas in Switzerland

People walk past a Christmas tree in the centre of Lausanne in Switzerland

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Christmas in Switzerland

People wearing protective face masks walk under Christmas lights in the centre of Lausanne Switzerland.

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Christmas tree in Lausanne

People walk past a Christmas tree in the centre of Lausanne. Switzerland, which is failing to control the Covid-19 epidemic with the highest contamination rates in Europe, is awaiting new lockdowns decisions after a meeting of Swiss government.

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