Doctors and nurses share a Christmas day lunch together in the COVID-19 intensive care unit of the la Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France, Friday, Dec. 25, 2021. Marseille’s La Timone Hospital, one of France’s biggest hospitals, has weathered wave after wave of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Priest Julio Lancellotti invites a homeless person, laying on the floor, to participate in the Christmas event, before an inter-religious event is held to celebrate Christmas Day with homeless people in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/ Marcello Chello)
Visitors to a mall look at Christmas decorations and Santa Claus on a giant LED screen during Christmas in Beijing, China, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. Not traditionally celebrated in China, Christmas is mostly a commercial attraction to close the year end sales at retail outlets. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
People sit at a Christmas day soup kitchen for fragile people, the poor, the homeless, and asylum seekers, set by the Sant’Egidio Community, at the Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica in Rome, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Junior doctor Tom Ballas looks into the room of a patient as doctors and nurses share a Christmas Eve meal together in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at la Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. Marseille’s La Timone Hospital, one of France’s biggest hospitals, has weathered wave after wave of COVID-19. On Christmas Eve, medical personnel decorated a fir tree in the corridor and seized a moment for a communal meal in their scrubs, trying to maintain a semblance of holiday spirit in between rounds. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – DECEMBER 24: (L-R) Aquarists Rafaela Cerejo, Felippe Luna, Angelica Vasques greet the public inside a tank dressed as Elf, Santa Claus and Mrs Claus during the activities to celebrate Christmas at AquaRio on December 24, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
SOFIA, BULGARIA – DECEMBER 24: A Christmas decoration is seen on a window of a coronavirus patient room in the intensive care unit of SBAL Children’s Hospital Professor Doctor Ivan Mitev on December 24, 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Infection cases in Bulgaria since the pandemic started is 724,793, with 10,105 of those being reported in the last ten days. Bulgaria has the lowest vaccine rate in Europe, with just over 25 per cent of the adult population fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Photo by Hristo Rusev/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 24: A puppet of Santa Claus is seen as people gather in the outdoor area ahead of Christmas Day at the Queen Victoria Market on December 24, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria has reintroduced rules for masks to be worn in indoor settings, as COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise. From 11:59pm on Thursday 23 December, all Victorians aged 8 and up are required to wear a mask in all non-residential indoor settings. Masks must also be worn while moving around at major events attracting at least 30,000 people, but can be taken off by patrons while sitting down. (Photo by Diego Fedele/Getty Images)
Catholic faithful attend Christmas mass in their destroyed church in Alegria, Surigao del Norte province on December 25, 2021, more than a week after Super Typhoon Rai devastated the province. – More than a week after the typhoon cut a swathe through the archipelago, killing nearly 400 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, survivors clung to family and faith after their homes — and planned festivities — were wiped out. – (Photo by FERDINANDH CABRERA/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 24: Christmas decorations at Annabel’s private club on December 24, 2021 in London, England. Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that no new pandemic-related restrictions will be announced for England prior to Christmas, but that they are “keeping the situation under review.” This week, Wales and Scotland announced stricter measures to take effect after Christmas. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, third from left, archbishop of the archdiocese of Denver, greets actors Jill Brun, left, James Joseph, second from left, and David Martinez, as they take part in a live nativity scene outside the Cathedral Basilicia of the Immaculate Conception before Christmas Eve Mass, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Pedestrians wearing masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk past a Christmas tree at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. The Italian government is weighing possible outdoor mask mandates, increased testing and other measures to combat the new surge in infections fueled by the omicron variant. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates Christmas Eve Mass, at St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday Dec. 24, 2021. Pope Francis is celebrating Christmas Eve Mass before an estimated 1,500 people in St. Peter’s Basilica. He’s going ahead with the service despite the resurgence in COVID-19 cases that has prompted a new vaccine mandate for Vatican employees. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden speak with the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., via teleconference in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. The tracking operation will be opened for 20 hours on Christmas Eve day to help keep an eye on the whereabouts of Santa Claus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
People gather on Christmas Eve at tallest 20-meters Christmas tree that stands on the edges of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. The newly developed corner of Hong Kong, Western Kowloon cultural district, became an attraction for this Christmas, people visited to take photos with their family and friends. (AP Photo/Katie Tam)
Toy store employees pose, wearing face masks against the ongoing pandemic, as they greet shoppers at the store on Regent Street on Christmas Eve in London, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. The emergence of the new COVID-19 omicron variant and the world’s desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Palestinian scout band members parade through Manger Square at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, during Christmas celebrations, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. The biblical town of Bethlehem is gearing up for its second straight Christmas Eve hit by the coronavirus with small crowds and gray, gloomy weather dampening celebrations Friday in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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