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Christmas Around the World - Photos

Swiss guards get ready prior to the start of Pope Francis "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) message he delivered from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis on Christmas day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping "for a better world," and with those who "care for others, humbly." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) <span class=meta>(Photo/Gregorio Borgia)</span>
December 25, 2013 6:07:24 AM PST