DARK OUTSIDE

Photos: See the world light up for the holidays

From Beirut to Ottawa, holiday lights are being strung. On Christmas trees, sure, but also across city buildings, bursting in the sky, and on massive ice sculptures in subzero climates. Below, this series of photos reveals the allure of winter lights at the darkest time of the year.

Ottawa, Canada

(Reuters/Chris Wattie)

Milan, Italy

(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Christmasmonaco
(Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

Dallas, USA

(AP Images/Brandon Wade)

Beirut, Lebanon

(Reuters/Jamal Saidi)

Gavle, Sweden

(Reuters/TT News Agency)

Bogota, Colombia

(Reuters/John Vizcaino)

Brussels, Belgium

(Reuters/ Yves Herman)

Bethlehem, West Bank

(Reuters/Abdelrahman Younis)

Einsiedeln, Switzerland

(Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)


Munich, Germany

(Reuters/Michael Dalder)

Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria

(Reuters/Leonhard Dalder)

Harbin, China

HARBIN ICE AND SNOW FESTIVAL
(EPA/STR)
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