A cross is held during Christmas celebrations outside the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Thousands of Christian worshippers and tourists arrived in Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas at the site where many believe Jesus Christ was born. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Gallery: Christmas Eve around the world
Dec. 24, 2012 @ 12:41 PM
From Afghanistan to Hong Kong and Alaska to Haiti, take a look at scenes from Christmas Eve around the world.