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Algerians cast their votes during the presidential election on December 12, 2019 at a polling station in Algiers. Five candidates are running in Algeria's presidential election to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the country's election authority said Saturday, amid widespread protests against the vote. STRINGER / AFP

Algerians cast their votes during the presidential election on December 12, 2019 at a polling station in Algiers. Five candidates are running in Algeria's presidential election to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the country's election authority said Saturday, amid widespread protests against the vote. STRINGER / AFP

No opinion polls have been published but observers expect an extremely low turnout nationwide after months of demonstrations opposing the vote.  RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

No opinion polls have been published but observers expect an extremely low turnout nationwide after months of demonstrations opposing the vote. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

The poll will see five candidates, all linked to ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, compete for the top office. But protesters, whose mass mobilisation forced the ex-strongman to resign from his two-decade tenure in April, have rallied weekly to say sweeping reforms must come ahead of any vote. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

The poll will see five candidates, all linked to ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, compete for the top office. But protesters, whose mass mobilisation forced the ex-strongman to resign from his two-decade tenure in April, have rallied weekly to say sweeping reforms must come ahead of any vote. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

Algerian protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on December 10, 2019, ahead of the presidential vote scheduled for December 12. Algeria's contentious presidential election campaign is highlighting the vast gap between youth at the heart of a reformist protest movement and an ageing elite they see as clinging to power. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

Algerian protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on December 10, 2019, ahead of the presidential vote scheduled for December 12. Algeria's contentious presidential election campaign is highlighting the vast gap between youth at the heart of a reformist protest movement and an ageing elite they see as clinging to power. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

Algerian security surround protesters during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on December 11, 2019, ahead of the presidential vote scheduled for December 12. Algeria's contentious presidential election campaign is highlighting the vast gap between youth at the heart of a reformist protest movement and an ageing elite they see as clinging to power. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

Algerian security surround protesters during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on December 11, 2019, ahead of the presidential vote scheduled for December 12. Algeria's contentious presidential election campaign is highlighting the vast gap between youth at the heart of a reformist protest movement and an ageing elite they see as clinging to power. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

Algeria's interim president Abdelkader Bensalah casts his vote during the presidential election on December 12, 2019 at a polling station in Algiers. Five candidates are running in Algeria's presidential election to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. AFP

Algeria's interim president Abdelkader Bensalah casts his vote during the presidential election on December 12, 2019 at a polling station in Algiers. Five candidates are running in Algeria's presidential election to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. AFP

A woman covers her face with the national flag, as Algerian protesters demonstrate in the capital Algiers against ailing president's bid for a fifth term on March 8, 2019. Tens of thousands protested across Algeria today in the biggest rallies yet against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of "chaos". RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

A woman covers her face with the national flag, as Algerian protesters demonstrate in the capital Algiers against ailing president's bid for a fifth term on March 8, 2019. Tens of thousands protested across Algeria today in the biggest rallies yet against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of "chaos". RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

No opinion polls have been published but observers expect an extremely low turnout nationwide after months of demonstrations opposing the vote.  RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

No opinion polls have been published but observers expect an extremely low turnout nationwide after months of demonstrations opposing the vote. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP

Algerians cast their votes during the presidential election on December 12, 2019 at a polling station in Algiers. Five candidates are running in Algeria's presidential election to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the country's election authority said Saturday, amid widespread protests against the vote. STRINGER / AFP
No opinion polls have been published but observers expect an extremely low turnout nationwide after months of demonstrations opposing the vote.  RYAD KRAMDI / AFP
The poll will see five candidates, all linked to ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, compete for the top office. But protesters, whose mass mobilisation forced the ex-strongman to resign from his two-decade tenure in April, have rallied weekly to say sweeping reforms must come ahead of any vote. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP
Algerian protesters shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on December 10, 2019, ahead of the presidential vote scheduled for December 12. Algeria's contentious presidential election campaign is highlighting the vast gap between youth at the heart of a reformist protest movement and an ageing elite they see as clinging to power. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP
Algerian security surround protesters during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on December 11, 2019, ahead of the presidential vote scheduled for December 12. Algeria's contentious presidential election campaign is highlighting the vast gap between youth at the heart of a reformist protest movement and an ageing elite they see as clinging to power. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP
Algeria's interim president Abdelkader Bensalah casts his vote during the presidential election on December 12, 2019 at a polling station in Algiers. Five candidates are running in Algeria's presidential election to replace ousted Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. AFP
A woman covers her face with the national flag, as Algerian protesters demonstrate in the capital Algiers against ailing president's bid for a fifth term on March 8, 2019. Tens of thousands protested across Algeria today in the biggest rallies yet against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of "chaos". RYAD KRAMDI / AFP
No opinion polls have been published but observers expect an extremely low turnout nationwide after months of demonstrations opposing the vote.  RYAD KRAMDI / AFP
A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A clown pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A clown pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

Clowns pose for a photograph with the Virgin of Guadalupe during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

Clowns pose for a photograph with the Virgin of Guadalupe during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

Clowns pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

Clowns pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP

Clowns pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. ULISES RUIZ / AFP

Clowns pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. ULISES RUIZ / AFP

A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP
A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP
A clown pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP
A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP
Clowns pose for a photograph with the Virgin of Guadalupe during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP
A group of clowns play during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP
Clowns pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. Ulises Ruiz / AFP
Clowns pose for a picture during the International Clown Day in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 10, 2019. ULISES RUIZ / AFP
This picture taken on December 10, 2019 shows delegates walking during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

This picture taken on December 10, 2019 shows delegates walking during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani (R), Qatar's Prime Minister, looks on as other delegates of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit chat with each other, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani (R), Qatar's Prime Minister, looks on as other delegates of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit chat with each other, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R), flanked by his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L), puts on his spectacles as he prepares to read a document while chairing a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R), flanked by his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L), puts on his spectacles as he prepares to read a document while chairing a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (C), Emir of Kuwait, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (C), Emir of Kuwait, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, speaks with another delegate during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, speaks with another delegate during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) chats with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain (L), during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) chats with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain (L), during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar's Prime Minister, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar's Prime Minister, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

This picture taken on December 10, 2019 shows a general view of a session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

This picture taken on December 10, 2019 shows a general view of a session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

This picture taken on December 10, 2019 shows delegates walking during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani (R), Qatar's Prime Minister, looks on as other delegates of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit chat with each other, in the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R), flanked by his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L), puts on his spectacles as he prepares to read a document while chairing a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (C), Emir of Kuwait, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, speaks with another delegate during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) chats with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain (L), during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar's Prime Minister, attends a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
This picture taken on December 10, 2019 shows a general view of a session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) poses for picture with Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama meets Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Actress Julia Roberts speaks to Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former US president George W. Bush, embraces a Vietnamese student in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 during a visit with former US First Lady Michelle Obama (not pictured). Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam.
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and actress Julia Roberts (L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and actress Julia Roberts (1st L) meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019 Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP
A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP

A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP

Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various

Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various schools and slums receive scholarships to promote developing their talents. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP

A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP

A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019.  Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP

A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019. Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP

People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP

A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP

A participant dressed as the Green Goblin in Santa Claus costume participate in the "Run Santa Run Guadalajara" annual Christmas race, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2019. Ulises RUIZ / AFP
Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) react in the wing stage during a production of the 'Nutcracker', a ballet primarily performed during the Christmas period as their annual show, along with the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra with foreign guest musicians at the National Heater in Nairobi, on December 8, 2019. DCK, founded by a few passionate families in early 2015, teach over 700 students at 3 studios in Nairobi, and provides lessons based on the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Selected students in various
A giant balloon representing a mythical creature flies over the crowd during 'The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales' Christmas show performed by French group Plasticiens Volants in Bangkok on December 8, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
In this long exposure picture participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas traditional Santa Claus charity run, in Madrid, on December 8, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP
A woman lights a candle at the Comuna 13 in Medellin, Colombia, on December 7, 2019, on the Day of the Little Candles. The Day of the Little Candles is a traditional Colombian celebration which commemorates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and marks the beginning of the Christmas season. On this day, light candles in their homes, on streets, and at cemeteries to decorate the graves of their dead. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP
A man photographs the cathedral and the festive lighting of the Christmas market as they mirror on a polished surface in Mainz, Germany, on December 6, 2019.  Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / AFP
People take pictures with Christmas decorations at the Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok on December 6, 2019. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP
A picture taken on December 7, 2019 shows a tower made up as a giant candle in Schlitz, central Germany, as part of the Christmas celebrations. Boris Roessler / dpa / AFP

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