Many mariners are on the high seas at Christmas. For them and their relatives there's been a radio broadcast, "Gruss an Bord," since 1953. Wives, mothers, fathers and friends send their Christmas greetings over the seven seas.
Nigeria is often depicted as being split between Muslims and Christians. But in Adamawa, where a state of emergency was declared to counter an Islamist insurgency, members of both faiths celebrate Christmas together.
Egypt has hit the headlines in the past few weeks with the clashes on the street and the referendum on the constitution. Now, though, it's time for Christians in the country to celebrate Christmas.
Spending Christmas without family or friends can be an acutely lonely experience. Around Germany, volunteers are busy providing Christmas cheer for those who find themselves alone during the holidays.
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