Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal waves to the crowds before Christmas celebrations in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Twal, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, has celebrated the United Nations' recent recognition of a Palestinian state in his annual pre-Christmas remarks.(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.