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Hundreds in S.Africa Pray for Mandela's Recovery

Several hundred worshippers attended Christmas Mass in South Africa's Soweto township on Christmas morning and offered prayers for the health of Nelson Mandela, who has been hospitalized since Dec. 8. (Dec. 25)

Christmas around the world

Around the world — and even beyond — celebrants observe the Yuletide. From masses to memorials to swimming dips in frigid waters and singing carols in space, people found their way to commemorate a season of giving and community.