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Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world - mostly in Eastern Europe - mark the birth of Jesus.
Last updated: 08 Jan 2014 06:42
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Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill leads a Christmas service at Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow. The Russian Orthodox church celebrates Christmas following the Julian calendar.


/Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Svetlana Medvedeva attend the Christmas Mass in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.


/AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa
Worshippers in Cairo attend Orthodox Christmas Eve Mass. Millions of Egyptian Christians on Monday thronged churches across the mainly Muslim nation for Christmas Mass, held amid unusually tight security.


/AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif
Coptic Pope Tawadros II swings an incense burner during Christmas Eve Mass at Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral, seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, in Cairo.


/Gleb Garanich/Reuters
A protester prepares celebratory dinner for demonstrators on the eve of Orthodox Christmas at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, where pro-European integration supporters are holding a rally.


/Hazir Reka/Reuters
Kosovo Serb youths carry oak branches as they prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas eve in the village of Badovc. Serbs in Kosovo celebrate by gathering to pray and burning dried oak branches and leaves, which they believe will bring luck for the new year.


/EPA/KOCA SULEJMANOVIC
People burn dried oak branches in front of St Sava church in Belgrade, Serbia, during a liturgy marking Orthodox Christmas.


/Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
Metropolitan of Volgograd and Kamyshin German arrive before a service on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in Kazan Cathedral in Volgograd, Russia.


/Darren Whiteside/Reuters
A member of the Greek Orthodox clergy waits for the arrival of Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos before the Eastern Orthodox Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.



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Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill leads a Christmas service at Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow. The Russian Orthodox church celebrates Christmas following the Julian calendar.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/570c122035eeaddda828cc2d1b7f867fEPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill leads a Christmas service at Christ the Savior cathedral in Moscow. The Russian Orthodox church celebrates Christmas following the Julian calendar.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/bda6ed26dfd79eb51f9451596e29defe

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Svetlana Medvedeva attend the Christmas Mass in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/bda6ed26dfd79eb51f9451596e29defeSasha Mordovets/Getty Images

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Svetlana Medvedeva attend the Christmas Mass in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.

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Worshippers in Cairo attend Orthodox Christmas Eve Mass. Millions of Egyptian Christians on Monday thronged churches across the mainly Muslim nation for Christmas Mass, held amid unusually tight security.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/daa3193cfd6a42fb89a846011a48c4a7AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa

Worshippers in Cairo attend Orthodox Christmas Eve Mass. Millions of Egyptian Christians on Monday thronged churches across the mainly Muslim nation for Christmas Mass, held amid unusually tight security.

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Coptic Pope Tawadros II swings an incense burner during Christmas Eve Mass at Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral, seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, in Cairo.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/0c3f24ab0fbcdec486505db742b40354AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif

Coptic Pope Tawadros II swings an incense burner during Christmas Eve Mass at Cairo's St Mark's Cathedral, seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, in Cairo.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/7610379119a54704b75928ff7fc937b4

A protester prepares celebratory dinner for demonstrators on the eve of Orthodox Christmas at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, where pro-European integration supporters are holding a rally.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/7610379119a54704b75928ff7fc937b4Gleb Garanich/Reuters

A protester prepares celebratory dinner for demonstrators on the eve of Orthodox Christmas at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, where pro-European integration supporters are holding a rally.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/ef3f3fefe65674631cd98e8d32beaea0

Kosovo Serb youths carry oak branches as they prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas eve in the village of Badovc. Serbs in Kosovo celebrate by gathering to pray and burning dried oak branches and leaves, which they believe will bring luck for the new year.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/ef3f3fefe65674631cd98e8d32beaea0Hazir Reka/Reuters

Kosovo Serb youths carry oak branches as they prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas eve in the village of Badovc. Serbs in Kosovo celebrate by gathering to pray and burning dried oak branches and leaves, which they believe will bring luck for the new year.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/cf5cfcb1f4461c3077c0be8443691787

People burn dried oak branches in front of St Sava church in Belgrade, Serbia, during a liturgy marking Orthodox Christmas.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/cf5cfcb1f4461c3077c0be8443691787EPA/KOCA SULEJMANOVIC

People burn dried oak branches in front of St Sava church in Belgrade, Serbia, during a liturgy marking Orthodox Christmas.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/5988ebc905a91f814a4b7c7a09c2b40b

Metropolitan of Volgograd and Kamyshin German arrive before a service on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in Kazan Cathedral in Volgograd, Russia.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/5988ebc905a91f814a4b7c7a09c2b40bVasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Metropolitan of Volgograd and Kamyshin German arrive before a service on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in Kazan Cathedral in Volgograd, Russia.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/35c16743c547be1a4fb204cd823b2b25

A member of the Greek Orthodox clergy waits for the arrival of Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos before the Eastern Orthodox Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/35c16743c547be1a4fb204cd823b2b25Darren Whiteside/Reuters

A member of the Greek Orthodox clergy waits for the arrival of Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos before the Eastern Orthodox Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/70b8710a6594ed91aa97f7bc48f59d94

A man on his horse prepares for the annual horse race organised by Orthodox believers on Epiphany Day in the Romanian village of Pietrosani. Epiphany Day falls on January 6 every year and it celebrates the end of Christmas festivities in Romania.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/70b8710a6594ed91aa97f7bc48f59d94Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

A man on his horse prepares for the annual horse race organised by Orthodox believers on Epiphany Day in the Romanian village of Pietrosani. Epiphany Day falls on January 6 every year and it celebrates the end of Christmas festivities in Romania.

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Greek Orthodox swimmers kiss the wooden cross they retrieved from the Bosphorus River's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Orthodox_Christmas/slideshow/no-caption/e02233b069444143229dce39169b5d6dOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

Greek Orthodox swimmers kiss the wooden cross they retrieved from the Bosphorus River's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul.



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