Today we bring you a Christmas-themed Pictures in the News. Starting in downtown Los Angeles, where youngsters greet Santa Claus in front of the Fred Jordan Mission, where thousands of impoverished inner city boys and girls received new toys. Just a couple of blocks away, David Santamaria, dressed as Santa Claus, gets into the holiday spirit while riding down Broadway with son David, 5, in tow.
Tokyo: A diver wearing Santa Claus clothes feeds rays and fish for a special underwater season show at Sunshine Aquarium.
Jerusalem: A Palestinian man dressed up as Santa Claus distributes Christmas trees along the wall of Jerusalem’s Old City.
Seoul: South Korea’s Bukhan San Mountain Rescue Police members wear Santa Claus costumes while rock-climbing during an event marking the Christmas holiday season.
London: Choristers of the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir rehearse for their Christmas carol service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Tehran, Irfan: An Iranian woman passes by a Santa Claus shop in Tehran. There are about 150,000 Christians living in Iran, most of them Armenians, who celebrate Christmas in churches and at homes.