Countries and their Christmas Traditions

Challenge #61 in the Just Because series. Hosted by AussieJo.
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Show me how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Please state the name of the country the photo is from (mandatory), and if you want to put more details in the description to explain more of the traditions it would be a great learning experience for us all (optional).
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Christmas 2011 - Melbourne, Australia
by Tulip09
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Photo taken on the night before Christmas Eve at Myer window in Melbourne City.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012 12:53 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 23rd December, 2011
Focal length: 20 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 2000
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