Chinese catholics attend a Christmas Eve Mass service at the official Catholic church South Cathedral in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. China and the Vatican have no diplomatic ties and the ruling Communist Party forced Chinese Catholics to sever their ties in the 1950s. China officially records about 6 million Catholics worshipping in 6,300 congregations across the country, although millions more are believed to worship outside the official church, with considerable crossover between the two in many areas. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Gallery: Christmas Eve around the world
Dec. 24, 2013 @ 05:03 PM
Celebrations large and small ring in the Christmas holiday around the world.