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A man dressed as Father Christmas rides a cycle taxi along Oxford Street on December 20, 2016 in London, England.

Christmas in London

With only a handful of shopping days left before Christmas, last minute shoppers are taking advantage of every moment to pick up their gifts.

 

Reaction And Increased Security Following Probable Terror Attack

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said that German authorities were working on the assumption that the deaths of 12 people after a truck rammed a Berlin Christmas market were a terrorist attack. She pledged to use the full force of German law to bring the perpetrators to justice.

A handwritten note reading ‘the terror cannot prevail’ sits amidst candles and floral tributes near the scene of yesterday’s terror attack, in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, second left, holds a white rose while looking at floral tributes with Michael Mueller, Berlin’s mayor, left, Thomas de Maiziere, Germany’s interior minister, third left, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s foreign minister, second right and Andreas Geisel, Berlin’s interior minister, near the scene of yesterday’s terror attack, in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Barriers stand as police officers inspect the scene where a truck drove into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 20. 2016.

Seb-i Arus commemoration for Rumi in Turkey

Whirling dervishes perform during the ‘Seb-i Arus’ (The Night of Union) ceremony at Galata lodge, used by Mevlevi dervishes to mark the 743rd anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi in Istanbul, Turkey on December 15, 2016.

Evacuation of civilians in Aleppo

A group of civilians, waiting for a convoy of buses and ambulances, at a crossing point at Amiriyah District of Aleppo Syria on December 15, 2016. The convoy is attempting to evacuate civilians who are trying to flee from East Aleppo where they had been under siege by Iran-led Shiite militias and Assad regime forces.

Stormtroopers Greet Commuters On The Millennium Bridge

People dressed as Stormtroopers, from the Star Wars franchise of films, pose on the Millennium Bridge to promote the latest release in the series, ‘Rogue One’, on December 15, 2016 in London, England. ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is the first of three standalone spin-off films and is was released in the UK and the US this past week.