PHOTOS: What a pandemic Christmas looked like around the world

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A model dressed as a Christmas tree and wearing a face shield poses for photos in a shopping mall in Bangkok in December 24, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people around the world are celebrating a Christmas unlike any other.

Here are some scenes from this year’s holiday season.

Christmas in Vietnam

Christmas Celebrations in Hanoi
HANOI, VIETNAM – DECEMBER 24: A man in a Santa Claus costume rides a motorbike in the Old Quarter on December 24, 2020 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese people celebrated Christmas this year with a sense of joy, knowing that their country has been one of the most successful in the world at containing the arrival and the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. As a predominantly Buddhist nation, Christmas is not an official public holiday in Vietnam but many people have adopted to celebrate it both as a religious festival and a new cultural tradition. (Photo by Linh Pham/Getty Images)

A man in a Santa Claus costume rides a motorbike in the Old Quarter on Dec. 24, 2020, in Hanoi, Vietnam.Linh Pham/Getty Images

Christmas in Nigeria

A sample of Christmas Cheer from Nigeria
A sample of Christmas Cheer from Nigeria
Star lights decorate a commercial street at Christmas in Lagos Nigeria - 9News Nigeria
Star lights decorate a commercial street at Christmas in Lagos Nigeria – 9News Nigeria

Christmas in Britain

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People take part in the annual Christmas Day swim at the Forty Foot bathing spot in Sandycove Dublin, Ireland, Friday Dec. 25, 2020. (Damien Storan/PA via AP)

People take part in the annual Christmas Day swim at the Forty Foot bathing spot in Sandycove Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 25, 2020.Damien Storan/AP

Christmas in South Korea

A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus takes a photo near a Christmas decoration in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus takes a photo near a Christmas decoration in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus takes a photo near a Christmas decoration in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 24, 2020.Lee Jin-man/AP

Christmas in Kenya

Christmas in Kenya
Worshippers of Legio Maria wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 attend the Christmas prayer at their church in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, on December 25, 2020. (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)

Worshippers of Legio Maria wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19 attend the Christmas service at their church in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on Dec. 25, 2020.Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Christmas in Palestine

A Palestinian scouts band parades in front of the Church of the Nativity during Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, on Dec. 24, 2020. Annual festivities around the Church of the Nativity were scaled back but Bethlehem residents were intent on maintaining traditions.Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images

Christmas in Hong Kong

People wearing face masks walk past a Christmas display at a shopping mall in the Wanchai district of Hong Kong on Dec. 24, 2020.Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

Christmas in the Vatican City, Rome

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for “to the city [of Rome] and to the world”) Christmas Day blessing in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City, Dec. 25, 2020.Vatican Media/AP

Christmas in Bangkok, Thailand

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A model dressed as a Christmas tree and wearing a face shield poses for photos in a shopping mall in Bangkok in December 24, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)

A model dressed as a Christmas tree and wearing a face shield poses for photos in a shopping mall in Bangkok on Dec. 24, 2020.Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Christmas in Stanford Connecticut USA

Mario, 7, looks from his family’s home in Stamford, Connecticut, on Dec. 24, 2020. The Guatemalan immigrant family, with multiple generations living under the same roof, are recovering from the coronavirus while trying to celebrate Christmas. Eight of 10 family members are COVID-19 positive. Mario, a special needs child, has tested negative for the virus.John Moore/Getty Images

Christmas in Mexico

Francisco Monzon, 50, a taxi driver dressed as Santa Claus, looks at his phone, in Boca del Rio, Veracruz state, Mexico, on Dec. 24, 2020.Victoria Razo/AFP via Getty Images

Christmas in Spain

A seniors’ residence employee (second right) dances with residents as a band plays on Christmas Eve at Las Praderas home on Dec. 24, 2020, in Pozuelo de Alarcon, near Madrid, Spain. The residence is free of COVID-19 cases.Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Christmas in Colombia

A health worker dressed as Santa Claus visits patients in a hospital in Cali, Colombia, on Dec. 24, 2020.Paola Mafla/AFP via Getty Images

Christmas in Dubai UAE

A diver dressed as Santa Claus greets visitors at the Dubai mall aquarium, in the United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 24, 2020.Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Christmas in Pakistan

Christian women pray during a Christmas mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020.K.M. Chaudary/AP

Christmas in Sydney, Australia

A family poses for a photo on Christmas Day at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 25, 2020.Mark Baker/AP

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