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In pictures: Christmas 2017 from around the world

As the 'merry' time of the year approaches, we take a look at X'mas celebrations from across the globe

Colours of Christmas

A Christmassy view of Tromso, Norway. Image via @yngos/Instagram.

(Photograph:Instagram)

Moscow, all decked up!

The uber-cool, cosmopolitan Russian capital embraces all hues of Christmas festivities. Image via China Xinhua News.

(Photograph:Others)

Carnaby Carnival

Carnaby Street hosts the Carnaby Carnival, one of the main attractions in Central London.

(Photograph:WION)

Let there be light!

Old Bond Street, known for having for luxury shops, in Central London, is lit!

(Photograph:WION)

Christmas in California!

Union Square, San Francisco is all decked up for the holidays. Image via travelwonderphotography.

(Photograph:Instagram)

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree!

Bath Abbey comes to life behind the beautiful Christmas tree in Somerset.

(Photograph:WION)

Shine on!

Christmas tree shines outside Wimbledon Tube station near South Wimbledon.

(Photograph:WION)