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In photos: Christmas lights around the world

A slideshow round-up of beautiful Christmas scenes from a range of international locations.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi unveiled its 46-foot tree complete with around €8.3m in gold and precious jewel decorations.

Other parts of the world have opted for less extravagant gestures with their lights and Christmas decorations, but the effects are no less spectacular:

In photos: Christmas lights around the world
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  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France

    AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere
  • The Galeries Lafayette store, Paris, France

    AP Photo/Peter Dejong
  • Ramallah, the West Bank

    AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed
  • The White House, Washington DC, USA

    AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
  • The Rockefeller Center, New York City, USA

    AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams
  • St Peter's Square, Vatican City

    AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito
  • 10 Downing Street, London, UK

    Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
  • Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin

    Julien Behal/PA Wire
  • Cluj, Romania

    AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
  • Alaska, USA

    AP Photo/Anchorge Daily News, Bill Roth
  • Zurich, Switzerland

    Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Warsaw, Poland

    AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski
  • Budapest, Hungary

    AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky
  • Gimpo, South Korea

    AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
  • Moscow, Russia

  • Haifa, Israel

    AP Photos/Dan Balilty
  • Odaiba Beach, Tokyo, Japan

    The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images

All images sourced through PA.

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