From Afghanistan to Hong Kong and Alaska to Haiti, take a look at scenes from Christmas Eve around the world.
In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, Esther Butler rearranges the blankets surrounding her son, Ezekiel, as she performs the role of Mary during a live Nativity scene set up by the Kodiak Baptist Mission in Kodiak, Alaska. The Nativity, which has been conducted by the mission for the past 14 years, attracted more than 500 viewers as part of the mission's Currier and Ives Christmas celebration. Esther's husband, Arnel, played the role of Joseph of Nazareth. (AP Photo/Kodiak Daily Mirror, James Brooks)