Holiday Lights Around The World (PHOTOS) 12/02/2011 08:36 am ET | Updated Dec 03, 2011 Holiday Lights From Around The World (PHOTOS) Holiday Lights From Around The World (PHOTOS) Share 1 of 36 A Christmas tree is seen in front of the Coliseum, on Dec. 13, 2011 in Rome, Italy. (Giorgio Cosulich, Getty Images) Share this slide: A Christmas tree is seen in front of the Coliseum, on Dec. 13, 2011 in Rome, Italy. (Giorgio Cosulich, Getty Images) image A Weihnachtspyramide, or German Christmas pyramid, stands at a Christmas market in front of the television tower, or Fernsehturm, at Alexanderplatz on Dec. 10, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is in the midst of full Christmas season with Christmas markets, Christmas lights and of course Christmas shopping. (Adam Berry, Getty Images) image A picture shows the Christmas lights in front of the Monte-Carlo Casino on Dec.12, 2011 in Monaco. (Valery Hache, AFP / Getty Images) image A visitor takes pictures of Christmas trees illuminated by LED lights in Shah Alam, some 25 kilometres west of the country's capital Kuala Lumpur on Dec. 8, 2011. Despite having a Muslim majority dominated by ethnic Malays, a large percentage of ethnic minorities in Malaysia celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday. (Mohd Rasfan, AFP / Getty Images) image The Statehouse Christmas tree is illuminated following a ceremony in Boston, Monday Dec. 12, 2011. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick fended off criticism after his public schedule referred to the event as a "Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony." Gov. Patrick said, "It's a Christmas tree. It's always been a Christmas tree." (Charles Krupa, AP) image People attend a night light show in Lyon, central France, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, as part of the 13th edition of the Festival of Lights. Millions of visitors are expected to watch four-day event that commemorates a religious tradition devoted to Virgin Mary and dating back 151 years. (Laurent Cipriani, AP) image Christmas lights in a street of Sevilla on Dec. 9, 2011. Streets of the capital decorated with lights every year ahead of Christmas celebrations (Chritina Ouicler, AFP / Getty Images) image Christmas lights are displayed at the main square of Nice, southeastern France, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. (Lionel Cironneau, AP) image Night view of the ferris wheel set up for the Christmas period on the Place de la Concorde, in Paris, Wednesday Dec. 7, 2011. Visible at left is the Eiffel Tower.(Remy de la Mauviniere, AP) image A Christmas tree is shown eliminated in view of City Hall after a lighting ceremony at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke, AP) image Venice Grand Canal and a Rialto Bridge with Christmas lights is seen on Dec. 8, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Marco Secchi, Getty Images) image Members of the public enjoy the 'Winter Wonderland' attraction in Hyde Park on Dec. 9, 2011 in London, England. The temporary, festive theme park runs for seven weeks around Christmas and features an ice rink, several large rides and numerous food and gift stalls. Last year approximately two million visitors visited the attraction which this year runs until Jan. 3, 2012. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) image The 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree is seen after it was lid by U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Seven-year-old Johnny Crawford of Sonora, California, at the West Front of the Capitol De. 6, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This year?s tree was a 65-foot tall Sierra white fir from the Stanislaus National Forest in California. (Alex Wong, Getty Images) image In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, pedestrians walk around Christmas decorations in on the Rua Augusta, Lisbon's main shopping street. Traditionally the downtown neighborhood streets would be fully decorated with Christmas lights. The streets of downtown Lisbon are usually ablaze with Christmas lights around this time - but this year the city has put on a somber show that matches the somber mood of austerity. (Armando Franca, AP) image People look a Christmas lights on a street in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on Dec.3, 2011. (Raul Arboleda, AFP / Getty Images) image It started Thursday night, Dec.1, 2011 in downtown Curitiba, the Gallery of Lights composed of arcs with thousands of colored lights, the gallery attracts mainly tourists for Christmas this year. The gallery was created by Italian Valerio Festi, also used in the preparation for the Olympic Winter Games of Turin 2006, among others. (Roberto Jr DZziura, News Free / LatinContent / Getty Images) image Christmas lights hang over the Medellin River in Medellin, Colombia, Saturday Dec. 3, 2011. (Luis Benavides, AP) image A general view of Christmas decorations at Wangfujing Street on Dec. 1, 2011 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images) image A woman strands in front of a tree decorated with Christmas lights in a Barcelona on Dec. 2, 2011. Streets of the Barcelona are decked out with lights every year ahead of Christmas celebrations. (Josep Lago, AFP / Getty Images) image A Christmas tree and a Merry-go-round are seen on Dec. 6, 2011 in Treviso, Italy. Christmas Markets are popular in Northern Italian cities, selling festive items including lights, nativity scenes, decorations and local festive handicrafts. In most cities they will run from the end of Nov. to Jan.6th. (Marco Secchi, Getty Images) image The National Christmas Tree is pictured with the White House in the background after it was lit on the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec., 1, 2011. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) image The 74-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit by 30,000 energy efficient LED lights in the 79th annual lighting ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in New York. (Henny Ray Abrams, AP) image The Norwegian Christmas tree lights up Trafalgar Square on Dec. 1, 2011 in London, England. The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree is the City of Oslo's traditional Christmas gift to the City of Westminster as a token of thanks for British support during the years of occupation. (Chris Jackson, Getty Images) image British Prime Minister David Cameron, Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton, and Blue Peter Badge winners turn on the Christmas tree lights at 10 Downing Street on Dec. 1, 2011 in London, England. The tree was grown by Andrew Ingram on Christmas Common near Thame in Oxfordshire. (Dan Kitwood, Getty Images) image A lighted Christmas tree clings to the banks of the Chagrin River as the water rages over the falls in downtown Chagrin Falls, Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Heavy rains have fallen throughout Ohio over the last two days. (Amy Sancetta, AP) image Cars pass under hanging Christmas lights in a street of Madrid on Nov.30, 2011. Streets of the capital are decked out in lights every year ahead of Christmas celebrations. (Dominique Faget, AFP / Getty Images) image Visitors skate at an ice rink next to an illuminated ferris wheel at the Christmas market at Alexanderplatz at dusk on Nov. 29, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is in the midst of full Christmas season with Christmas markets, Christmas lights and of course Christmas shopping. (Sean Gallup, Getty Images) image People walk on the Champs Elysee avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in the background on the first day of the Christmas lights on Nov. 23, 2011 in Paris. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe and French actress Audrey Tautou switch on the lights earlier today. ( Fred Dufour, AFP / Getty Images) image A trumpeter plays during the traditional Christmas tree illuminating and opening of traditional Christmas market in front of the Tyn Church at the Old Town Square on Nov. 26, 2011 in Prague. (Michal Cizek, AFP / Getty Images) image (EDITORS NOTE: A special effects camera filter was used for this image.) St Christopher's Place displays its festivities as Christmas approaches on Nov. 16, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Christie Goodwin, Getty Images) image Cars pass under hanging Christmas lights designed by Purificacion Garcia in Goya Street on Nov. 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Streets of the capital are decorated with lights every year ahead of Christmas celebrations. This year Madrid used the same lights as the previous year to fight the economic crisis. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez, Getty Images) image People sit in front of giant Christmas tree ornaments decorating a plaza on 6th Avenue on Nov. 26, 2011 in New York City. With the holidays less than a month away and as is tradition, Manhattan retailers have decorated their department store displays for the season with elaborate designs and animated scenes. (Michael Nagle, Getty Images) image Participants, some dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the Christmas lighting ceremony at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. (Kin Cheung, AP) image In this photograph released by VisitSanAntonio.com via AP Images on Friday, Nov. 18. 2011, Holiday lights illuminate the world famous River Walk as a barge sails through downtown San Antonio. The 1.8 million LED lights use half the electricity as the 122,000 incandescent lights utilized in previous years, making one of the nationís top holiday cities an eco-friendly destination. (Darren Abate / VisitSanAntonio.com via AP Images) image Cars drive in an illuminated street of central Stockholm on Nov. 20, 2011 as the end of year holiday season was officially opened. (Jessica Gow, AFP / Getty Images) image Visitors and Christmas shoppers enjoy Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market on Nov. 23, 2011 in Birmingham, England. Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market is Britain's biggest festive market with over 200 stalls, many of them from the heart of Germany. German beer, Frankfurter sausages, mulled wine, chocolate and traditional craft products entice thousands of visitors. (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images) image To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure. FOLLOW HUFFPOST facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. 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