Gearing up for Christmas 2020 in the Times of COVID-19

World | News18 | December 19, 2020, 1:48 pm
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 People shop for decorations at a roadside stall ahead of Christmas in Kolkata. Although Christians comprise only two per cent of the population Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate. (Image: AP)
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People shop for decorations at a roadside stall ahead of Christmas in Kolkata. Although Christians comprise only two per cent of the population Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate. (Image: AP)

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 People shop for decorations at a roadside stall ahead of Christmas in Kolkata. (Image: AP)
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People shop for decorations at a roadside stall ahead of Christmas in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 Costumed actors perform by interacting with passersby as part of a pop-up art installation in a window entitled
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Costumed actors perform by interacting with passersby as part of a pop-up art installation in a window entitled "All I want for Christmas is… JOY" by JOY Bomb London (also known as artist Amy Broch) in Brook Street, central London. (Image: AP)

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 A woman, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, looks at merchandise inside a bookshop selling Christmas decorations in Bucharest, Romania. (Image: AP)
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A woman, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, looks at merchandise inside a bookshop selling Christmas decorations in Bucharest, Romania. (Image: AP)

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 Employees of a bakery prepare orders for customers ahead of Christmas in Kolkata. (Image: AP)
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Employees of a bakery prepare orders for customers ahead of Christmas in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 Pedestrians wearing face masks amid the spread of coronavirus walkthrough Mesa Redonda Market, a popular spot for Christmas shopping in Lima, Peru. (Image: AP)
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Pedestrians wearing face masks amid the spread of coronavirus walkthrough Mesa Redonda Market, a popular spot for Christmas shopping in Lima, Peru. (Image: AP)

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 Customers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus shop for decorations at a store ahead of Christmas holiday in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Customers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus shop for decorations at a store ahead of Christmas holiday in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A man dressed as Santa Claus waves amid pedestrians at the Mesa Redonda Market, a popular spot for Christmas shopping, amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Lima, Peru. (Image: AP)
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A man dressed as Santa Claus waves amid pedestrians at the Mesa Redonda Market, a popular spot for Christmas shopping, amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Lima, Peru. (Image: AP)

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 A woman, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, looks at merchandise inside a bookshop selling Christmas decorations in Bucharest, Romania. (Image: AP)
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A woman, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, looks at merchandise inside a bookshop selling Christmas decorations in Bucharest, Romania. (Image: AP)

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 Christmas cards and costumes are displayed in the window at Mid Central Printing & Mailing store in Wilmette, Illinois. (Image: AP)
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Christmas cards and costumes are displayed in the window at Mid Central Printing & Mailing store in Wilmette, Illinois. (Image: AP)

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 A tram drives past Christmas lights in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Image: AP)
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A tram drives past Christmas lights in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Image: AP)

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 Customers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus shop for decorations at a store ahead of Christmas holidays in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Customers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus shop for decorations at a store ahead of Christmas holidays in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Sarah Vanscoy of Fiesta Shows brushes snow off horses on a carousel at LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, Massachesuetts. The carousel is an attraction at the annual Festival of Lights that features hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights and displays. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)
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Sarah Vanscoy of Fiesta Shows brushes snow off horses on a carousel at LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, Massachesuetts. The carousel is an attraction at the annual Festival of Lights that features hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights and displays. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

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 Customers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus shop for decorations at a store ahead of Christmas holiday in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)
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Customers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus shop for decorations at a store ahead of Christmas holiday in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 The 16 bronze children surrounding the statue Nilen, (the Nile) are decorated with face masks in Copenhagen. (Image: AP)
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The 16 bronze children surrounding the statue Nilen, (the Nile) are decorated with face masks in Copenhagen. (Image: AP)

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 Snow sits on top of a vintage truck with a mannequin depicting Santa Claus at the wheel, as part of a Christmas decoration on the parking lot of Cargo Trailers Sales Inc. in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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Snow sits on top of a vintage truck with a mannequin depicting Santa Claus at the wheel, as part of a Christmas decoration on the parking lot of Cargo Trailers Sales Inc. in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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 Shoppers walk under the Christmas lights in Regent Street, in London. (Image: AP)
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Shoppers walk under the Christmas lights in Regent Street, in London. (Image: AP)

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 Christmas trees are lined up for sale on the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany. (Image: AP)
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Christmas trees are lined up for sale on the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany. (Image: AP)

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 A man, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, rides a scooter by a large Santa Claus Christmas decoration in Bucharest, Romania. (Image: AP)
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A man, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, rides a scooter by a large Santa Claus Christmas decoration in Bucharest, Romania. (Image: AP)

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 A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past a Christmas manger, in Aspropyrgos suburb, west of Athens. (Image: AP)
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A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walks past a Christmas manger, in Aspropyrgos suburb, west of Athens. (Image: AP)

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