NPR News PHOTOS: Christmas Around The World By Reese Oxner Published December 25, 2020 at 8:58 AM PST Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Damien Storan / APPeople take part in the annual Christmas Day swim at the Forty Foot bathing spot in Sandycove Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 25, 2020. 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. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. Lee Jin-man / AP / APA 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. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP via Getty Images / AFP via Getty ImagesWorshippers 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. Hazem Bader / AFP via Getty Images / AFP via Getty ImagesA 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. Isaac Lawrence / AFP via Getty Images / AFP via Getty ImagesPeople wearing face masks walk past a Christmas display at a shopping mall in the Wanchai district of Hong Kong on Dec. 24, 2020. Vatican Media / AP / APPope 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. Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP via Getty Images / AFP via Getty ImagesA model dressed as a Christmas tree and wearing a face shield poses for photos in a shopping mall in Bangkok on Dec. 24, 2020. John Moore / Getty Images / Getty ImagesMario, 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. Victoria Razo / AFP via Getty Images / AFP via Getty ImagesFrancisco Monzon, 50, a taxi driver dressed as Santa Claus, looks at his phone, in Boca del Rio, Veracruz state, Mexico, on Dec. 24, 2020. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images / Getty ImagesA 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. Paola Mafla / AFP via Getty Images / AFP via Getty ImagesA health worker dressed as Santa Claus visits patients in a hospital in Cali, Colombia, on Dec. 24, 2020. Giuseppe Cacace / AFP via Getty Images / AFP via Getty ImagesA diver dressed as Santa Claus greets visitors at the Dubai mall aquarium, in the United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 24, 2020. K.M. Chaudary / AP / APChristian women pray during a Christmas mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Mark Baker / AP / APA family poses for a photo on Christmas Day at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 25, 2020.