Christmas lights in Tokyo

A couple walks under Christmas illuminations at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011300" title="Tokyo (Japan)" href="/topic/international/japan/tokyo-%28japan%29-PLGEO100100602011300.topic">Tokyo</a> Midtown shopping mall in Tokyo on December 7, 2011. Christmas or <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="12014001" title="Christmas" href="/topic/religion-belief/christmas-12014001.topic">Christmas Day</a> is an annual commemoration of the birth of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST00000165" title="Jesus Christ" href="/topic/religion-belief/christianity/jesus-christ-PEHST00000165.topic">Jesus Christ</a>, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world.

( YOSHIKAZU TSUNO, AFP/Getty Images / December 7, 2011 )

A couple walks under Christmas illuminations at Tokyo Midtown shopping mall in Tokyo on December 7, 2011. Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world.

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