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Ready for Christmas? See how people all across the world are preparing for the BIG day

Every year people all across the world celebrate Christmas with pomp and glory to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. From making lavish meals and buying gifts for loved ones to decorating homes, people indulge in fun activities. Let's take a look at how people are preparing for the big day.

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With just a few days left for Christmas, people all across the world are busy gearing up for the big day. Being a major festival, the Christmas day is a public holiday in many countries, even those where the population is not majorly Christian. From making lavish meals and buying gifts for loved ones to decorating homes, people indulge in fun activities. Let's take a look at how people around the world are preparing for the big day. Check out the pictures here. (Source: AP/Reuters/PTI)

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A Christian decorates main hall of a church ahead of Christmas celebrations in Lahore, Pakistan. (Source: AP)

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A worker dressed as Santa Claus hands a headband with antlers to a young customer during the grand opening of Hamleys toy store in Beijing. (Source: AP)

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Inflatable Santa Claus toys hang among other toys during a Christmas bazaar at a central Athens square, Greece. (Source: AP)

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A man carries a toy reindeer on Oxford Street as Christmas shopping entered the final countdown to Christmas Day in London, Britain. (Source: Reuters)

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A show girl wears a Christmas suit and smiles in front of Christmas decorations in Taipei, Taiwan. (Source: AP photo)

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People take selfies in front of Christmas decorations in Taipei, Taiwan. (Source: AP photo)

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Shoppers walk through Hamleys toy store ahead of Christmas in Beijing. (Source: AP Photo)

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A young customer drags a shopping bag behind him as he walks through Hamleys toy store in Beijing. (Source: AP Photo)

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Workers pass in front of a Piñata stand in Mexico City. The traditional Mexican Christmas Piñata is a decorated clay pot that must have seven cones to represent the seven deadly sins. It is filled with candy and fruit and later hung and swung from a rope as children try to break it with a stick. (Source: AP)

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A man carries a Pinata in Mexico City. (Source: AP)

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A women carries a traditional Christmas Piñata in Mexico City. As per popular beliefs, the Mexican piñata tradition began in the town of Acolman, just north of Mexico City. (Source: AP Photos)

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People dressed as Santa participate in a procession to celebrate Christmas in Jammu. (Source: PTI)

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Shoppers wait to cross the road as they do their Christmas shopping on Regents Street in London, Britain. (Source: Reuters)