Christmas around the world

Associated Press
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughters Princesses Beatrice, right, and Eugenie, left, hold flowers the Queen received from children after attending the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, England, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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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.

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