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  • A Christmas tree stands on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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    A Christmas tree stands on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Chinese people crowd a square near a shopping district for the Christmas eve celebration in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo)
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    Chinese people crowd a square near a shopping district for the Christmas eve celebration in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo)

  • Members of Hungarian Saint Angela choir sing during the Christmas midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem early Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool)
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    Members of Hungarian Saint Angela choir sing during the Christmas midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem early Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool)

  • Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal carries the statuette of baby Jesus during the Christmas midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem early Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool)
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    Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal carries the statuette of baby Jesus during the Christmas midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem early Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool)

  • Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing as he leaves after celebrating Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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    Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing as he leaves after celebrating Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • Chaldean priest Saad Syrop leads Christmas Eve mass in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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    Chaldean priest Saad Syrop leads Christmas Eve mass in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

  • Don Ward, dressed as Santa Claus, drives down Colley Ave. in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in his 1958 Corvette. Ward says for the past 16 or 17 years he has spent all of Christmas eve day driving around the neighborhoods of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake waving to people along the way. (AP Photo/The Virginian Pilot, Steve Earley)
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    Don Ward, dressed as Santa Claus, drives down Colley Ave. in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in his 1958 Corvette. Ward says for the past 16 or 17 years he has spent all of Christmas eve day driving around the neighborhoods of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake waving to people along the way. (AP Photo/The Virginian Pilot, Steve Earley)

  • Soldiers with the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and service members attend in a ceremony on the eve of Christmas in side a church at the ISAF's head quarter in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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    Soldiers with the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and service members attend in a ceremony on the eve of Christmas in side a church at the ISAF's head quarter in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

  • Christina Nix, left, and Mary Nix, of Ireland, pause to say a prayer in front of the Christmas creche in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Christina Nix, left, and Mary Nix, of Ireland, pause to say a prayer in front of the Christmas creche in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Faithful gather in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican after the unveiling of the nativity scene, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, kicking off a busy two weeks of public appearances that will test his stamina. Hours before the evening Mass began, Benedict lit a candle in his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square in a traditional sign of peace. A few hundred people had gathered in the square to watch the candle lighting and the unveiling of the Vatican's larger than life nativity scene. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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    Faithful gather in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican after the unveiling of the nativity scene, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, kicking off a busy two weeks of public appearances that will test his stamina. Hours before the evening Mass began, Benedict lit a candle in his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square in a traditional sign of peace. A few hundred people had gathered in the square to watch the candle lighting and the unveiling of the Vatican's larger than life nativity scene. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

  • Catholic nuns wait for the start of a Christmas eve Mass at Graha Maria Annai Velangkan Church in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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    Catholic nuns wait for the start of a Christmas eve Mass at Graha Maria Annai Velangkan Church in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

  • Altar boys hold candles during a Christmas eve mass at Graha Maria Annai Velangkan Church in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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    Altar boys hold candles during a Christmas eve mass at Graha Maria Annai Velangkan Church in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

  • Palestinian Christians attend Christmas celebrations at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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    Palestinian Christians attend Christmas celebrations at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • People look on at an illuminated St. Joseph Cathedral church on Christmas Eve in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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    People look on at an illuminated St. Joseph Cathedral church on Christmas Eve in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • A man looks on at an illuminated church on the eve of Christmas in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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    A man looks on at an illuminated church on the eve of Christmas in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • A supporter of popular Indian anti corruption activist, Anna Hazare, dressed as Santa Claus distributes pamphlets of corruption campaign outside a rail station in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    A supporter of popular Indian anti corruption activist, Anna Hazare, dressed as Santa Claus distributes pamphlets of corruption campaign outside a rail station in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Pakistani Christians walk around an illuminated display of nativity scenes specially set up on the eve of Christmas celebrations, at a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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    Pakistani Christians walk around an illuminated display of nativity scenes specially set up on the eve of Christmas celebrations, at a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

  • Pakistani Christians walk around an illuminated display of nativity scenes specially set up on the eve of Christmas celebrations, at a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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    Pakistani Christians walk around an illuminated display of nativity scenes specially set up on the eve of Christmas celebrations, at a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

  • Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal attends Christmas celebrations at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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    Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal attends Christmas celebrations at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

  • People look on at an illuminated Sacred Hearts Cathedral on Christmas Eve in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
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    People look on at an illuminated Sacred Hearts Cathedral on Christmas Eve in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

  • A young girl places a candle at the Sacred Hearts Cathedral on Christmas Eve in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India(AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
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    A young girl places a candle at the Sacred Hearts Cathedral on Christmas Eve in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India(AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

  • Artists dressed as Santa Claus create a Santa Claus sculpture on the eve of Christmas Puri golden beach, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from the eastern city of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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    Artists dressed as Santa Claus create a Santa Claus sculpture on the eve of Christmas Puri golden beach, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from the eastern city of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

  • People dressed for Christmas dance during their morning exercise at a park in Haikou, in southern China's Hainan province, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo)
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    People dressed for Christmas dance during their morning exercise at a park in Haikou, in southern China's Hainan province, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo)

  • A shopper buys Christmas souvenirs at a roadside shop ahead of Christmas in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
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    A shopper buys Christmas souvenirs at a roadside shop ahead of Christmas in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)

  • Indonesian Christians hold candles during Christmas eve service at a cathedral in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
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    Indonesian Christians hold candles during Christmas eve service at a cathedral in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Indian salesmen decorate their shop to attract customers in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Indian salesmen decorate their shop to attract customers in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Christmas Day is observed as a national holiday in India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • People walk through a tunnel of lights set up by a Christmas tree and other trees decorated for illuminations in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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    People walk through a tunnel of lights set up by a Christmas tree and other trees decorated for illuminations in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • People walk by a Christmas tree and other trees decorated for illuminations in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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    People walk by a Christmas tree and other trees decorated for illuminations in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • A Sri Lankan salesman adjusts the clothes on a figure of Santa Claus at his shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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    A Sri Lankan salesman adjusts the clothes on a figure of Santa Claus at his shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

  • A zoo employee in Santa costume reaches out to touch an elephant at National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    A zoo employee in Santa costume reaches out to touch an elephant at National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

  • Zoo employees in Santa costume pose in front of giraffes at National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    Zoo employees in Santa costume pose in front of giraffes at National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

  • A Christmas tree and lights decorate Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    A Christmas tree and lights decorate Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • A couple poses for pictures next to a Christmas Star at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    A couple poses for pictures next to a Christmas Star at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • People walk next to a Christmas tree in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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    People walk next to a Christmas tree in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

  • Christmas lights decorate a neighborhood park in northern Bogota, Colombia, late Thursday Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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    Christmas lights decorate a neighborhood park in northern Bogota, Colombia, late Thursday Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center, receives flowers from children after she and other members of the royal family attended a Christmas Service at St Mary's church in the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center, receives flowers from children after she and other members of the royal family attended a Christmas Service at St Mary's church in the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Britain's Prince William, back left, Prince Charles, front left, Kate Duchess of Cambridge, center, and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive to attend a Christmas Service at St Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Britain's Prince William, back left, Prince Charles, front left, Kate Duchess of Cambridge, center, and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive to attend a Christmas Service at St Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, follows her husband Prince William, as they arrive arrive to attend a Christmas Service with other members of the royal family at St. Mary's church in the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, follows her husband Prince William, as they arrive arrive to attend a Christmas Service with other members of the royal family at St. Mary's church in the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • From left, Britain's Prince Andrew, Prince William, Prince Charles, Kate Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry arrive to attend a Christmas Service at St Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    From left, Britain's Prince Andrew, Prince William, Prince Charles, Kate Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry arrive to attend a Christmas Service at St Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Britain's Prince Harry and other members of Britain's royal family arrive for a Christmas Service at St. Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Britain's Prince Harry and other members of Britain's royal family arrive for a Christmas Service at St. Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Britain's Prince William and other members of Britain's royal family arrive for a Christmas Service at St. Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Britain's Prince William and other members of Britain's royal family arrive for a Christmas Service at St. Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Britain's Duchess of Cambridge receives flowers from children after she and other members of the royal family attended the Christmas Service at St Mary's church in the grounds of The Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, in northeast England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Britain's Duchess of Cambridge receives flowers from children after she and other members of the royal family attended the Christmas Service at St Mary's church in the grounds of The Sandringham Estate, the Queen's Norfolk retreat, in northeast England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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