Christmas Around the World - Photos

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">Swiss guards get ready prior to the start of Pope Francis &#34;Urbi et Orbi&#34; &#40;to the City and to the World&#41; message he delivered from the central balcony of St. Peter&#39;s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Pope Francis on Christmas day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus&#39; birth, for Syria and Africa as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter&#39;s Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping &#34;for a better world,&#34; and with those who &#34;care for others, humbly.&#34; &#40;AP Photo&#47;Gregorio Borgia&#41; (Photo&#47;Gregorio Borgia)</span></div>
December 25, 2013 6:07:24 AM PST