From Afghanistan to Hong Kong and Alaska to Haiti, take a look at scenes from Christmas Eve around the world.
In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, a Muslim security guard conducts his evening prayers in front of an apartment building decorated for Christmas in central Dakar, Senegal. As Christmas approaches in mostly Muslim Senegal, vendors ply the streets selling tinsel, artificial trees, and inflatable Santas, and the main boulevards are all aglow in holiday lights. Senegal, a moderate country along Africa's western coast, has long been a place where Christians and Muslims coexist peacefully and share in each other's holidays. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)