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Orthodox Mark Christmas Holiday
January 07, 2015 08:26 GMT
Here are some of the images from RFE/RL's broadcast region as Orthodox Christians around the world mark Christmas on January 7.
The Christmas service at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.
People hold hands during a Christmas celebration after an Orthodox service in the village of Sosnovka, near the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek.
Burning Yule logs and fireworks are seen in front of the Sokolica church on Orthodox Christmas eve, in Ravna Romanija, in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Belarusian security forces take part in a service near an Orthodox church at a military base in Minsk.
A woman lights a candle at a Christmas Mass in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Georgian flags fly outside the Trinity Cathedral during Christmas Mass in Tbilisi.
A woman lights a candle during the Orthodox Christmas Eve mass at St. Volodymir Cathedral, in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
In Cetinje, Montenegro, a Yule log symbol is burned on Christmas Eve.
An Orthodox priest leads Christmas Eve Mass at the Aleksandr Nevsky Cathedral in the Crimean city of Simferopol.
People attend a ceremonial burning of dried oak branches, a Yule log symbol, for Orthodox Christmas Eve in front of a church in Smederevo, 60 kilometers east of Belgrade, Serbia.
Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2nd L) and his wife Maryna (3rd L) meet with traditional Christmas carol singers at a state residence in the settlement of Huta in Ivano-Frankivsk region, western Ukraine, January 6, 2015
Christmas Mass in Bishkek
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