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  Fireworks light the sky near a giant Christmas tree in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, Dec. 1. The heavily Catholic Philippines celebrates one of the longest Christmas seasons in the world, playing Christmas carols in shopping malls in September and putting up lanterns and fireworks early in December. (CNS/Reuters)
 
  Fireworks light the sky near a giant Christmas tree in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, Dec. 1. The heavily Catholic Philippines celebrates one of the longest Christmas seasons in the world, playing Christmas carols in shopping malls in September and putting up lanterns and fireworks early in December. (CNS/Reuters)