Wednesday Dec. 23, Our World In Pictures
BEIJING — Santas Deliver Food: Food delivery drivers dressed in Santa Claus suits cross an intersection on a day with strong air pollution on Wednesday. Although not an official holiday in China, Christmas is marked as a shopping and commercial event in the country’s capital.
ENGLAND — Sun Rises: The sun rises by the lighthouse at Tynemouth as a storm is expect to hit the country with rain and winds up to 70mph in the run-up to Christmas Day, on Wednesday. The bad weather has prompted weather warnings from the Met Office and fears of further flooding in the North, as well as concerns about effects on transport and communication links.
FLORIDA — Bell-Ringer Top Earner: In this Dec. 9 photo, Harold Pierce sings “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” to customers arriving at Publix in Jacksonville. Pierce is among the top fundraisers for the regional Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas campaign.
OHIO — Gorilla Celebrates Birthday: Colo, who officials say is the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo, sits in her enclosure during her 59th birthday party at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Tuesday in Powell.
Santa, Elves Deliver Toys to 400 Preschoolers, Kindergartners at Interfaith Medical Center Winter Wonderland: Trading his sleigh for FDNY Ladder 214/Engine 111, Santa and his elves arrived at Interfaith Medical Center’s Winter Wonderland to distribute holiday gifts to 400 preschoolers and kindergarteners—ages 3 to 5—from five community schools. Kids from P.S. 243, P.S. 93, the Brooklyn Brownstone School, Medgar Evers Daycare Center and Community Parents Head Start received Barbies, Frozen and Sofia the First dolls, Hot Wheels Racing Car Sets, Star Wars toys, and Spiderman Super Heroes. The event was funded by private donations.
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