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Vigil for Fallen Western N.Y. Firefighters

Residents of Webster, New York gathered for a vigil Christmas Eve. They remembered the two volunteer firefighters gunned down while responding to fire that morning. Two others were wounded. (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.