Snapshot photos capture the moments of events happened all around the world during the past 24 hours of December 24.
Christmas Eve on the streets of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, people come out to celebrate the unofficial holiday in their thousands, Dec 24, 2010.
Snapshot photos capture the moments of events happened all around the world during the past 24 hours of December 23.
Elephants dressed as Santa Claus perform for students during Christmas celebrations at Jirasart school in Ayutthaya, 70 km (44 miles) north of Bangkok, Dec 24, 2010.
NBA cheerleaders put on holiday dresses and perform during the games leading up to Christmas.
Spain's beloved Christmas lottery sprinkled 2.3 billion euros ($3 billion) in holiday cheer across the country Wednesday, handing out winnings eagerly welcomed by a nation facing 20 percent unemployment.
The DPRK warned on Thursday of a "holy war" using its nuclear deterrent against the ROK as Seoul vowed a "merciless counterattack" if its territory is attacked.