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Christmas preparations around the world

From giant Santas and tress to markets and decorations

Christmas preparations around the world
A giant Father Christmas (Santa Claus) figure stands at the entrance of a shopping mall in Berlin. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
A giant Father Christmas (Santa Claus) figure stands at the entrance of a shopping mall in Berlin. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
A giant Christmas tree is under preparation before being decorated for the upcoming holidays in front of Baghdad's landmark Ramdan 17 mosque in the Iraqi capital's Firdous Square. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
A giant Christmas tree is under preparation before being decorated for the upcoming holidays in front of Baghdad's landmark Ramdan 17 mosque in the Iraqi capital's Firdous Square. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
A giant Christmas tree is under preparation before being decorated for the upcoming holidays in front of Baghdad's landmark Ramdan 17 mosque in the Iraqi capital's Firdous Square. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
A Christmas tree inside the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
A Christmas tree inside the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
A Christmas tree inside the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
Shoppers enjoy Manchester's Christmas Market with food stalls, Bar's Christmas decorations and various gift stalls outside Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, England. (Getty Images)
Christmas preparations around the world
Shoppers enjoy Manchester's Christmas Market with food stalls, Bar's Christmas decorations and various gift stalls outside Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, England. (Getty Images)