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In pictures: Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas on 7 January.

 

A Bosnian Orthodox priest Marko Males leads a mass on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in Church of the Holy Mother of God in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Image source, Dado Ruvic / Reuters

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III

Image source, Mussa Issa Qawasma / Reuters

 

Women take pictures of Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III

Image source, Mussa Issa Qawasma / Reuters

 

Fireworks above the Church of the Holy Mother of God

Image source, Dado Ruvic / Reuters

 

Believers burn dried oak branches

Image source, Marko Djurica / Reuters

 

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conducts the Orthodox Christmas service

Image source, Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

 

A believer takes a picture during a Christmas service at the Nativity Cathedral

Image source, Sergei Krasnoukhov / TASS / Getty Images

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Orthodox Christmas service in Moscow

Image source, Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via Reuters

 

An Orthodox believer lights a candle during a Christmas liturgy

Image source, Semyon Antonov / TASS / Getty Images

 

Egyptian Coptic Priests lead the Christmas Mass at the Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo

Image source, Khaled Desouki / AFP

 

Syrian Christian worshippers light candles

Image source, Louai Beshara / AFP

 

Greek Orthodox faithful Galip Yavuz, holds up a wooden cross

Image source, Burak Kara / Getty Images

 

A woman prays during an Orthodox Christmas service

Image source, Aziz Karimov / Getty Images

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