Christmas trees around the world

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Christmas trees around the world in pictures :

Christmas trees around the world in pictures Source : The Guardian Music : IL DIVO Author : Beatrice Vaisman

People visit a 12-metre high Christmas tree constructed of 121 old windows that come from local old houses as it is illuminated in Rakvere, Estonia Photograph: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images :

People visit a 12-metre high Christmas tree constructed of 121 old windows that come from local old houses as it is illuminated in Rakvere, Estonia Photograph: Raigo Pajula/AFP/Getty Images

The tree in Rossio Square in Lisbon, Portugal Photograph: Zhang Liyun/Xinhua Press/Corbis :

The tree in Rossio Square in Lisbon, Portugal Photograph: Zhang Liyun/Xinhua Press/Corbis

A Christmas tree is lit up in front of the Basilica of St Stephen in Budapest, Hungary Photograph: Noemi Bruzak/EPA:

A Christmas tree is lit up in front of the Basilica of St Stephen in Budapest, Hungary Photograph: Noemi Bruzak/EPA

The Obama family, including Michelle’s mother Marian Robinson, and the actor Reese Witherspoon officiate at the tree lighting ceremony in Washington Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP :

The Obama family, including Michelle’s mother Marian Robinson, and the actor Reese Witherspoon officiate at the tree lighting ceremony in Washington Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais /AP

The tree in Melbourne, Australia, was constructed from over half a million Lego bricks Photograph: Chris Hopkins/Getty Images :

The tree in Melbourne, Australia, was constructed from over half a million Lego bricks Photograph: Chris Hopkins/Getty Images

The tree at the Christmas market in Krakow, Poland Photograph: Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA:

The tree at the Christmas market in Krakow, Poland Photograph: Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA

Byblos, north of Beirut in Lebanon, opted for an abstract gold tree Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters :

Byblos, north of Beirut in Lebanon, opted for an abstract gold tree Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Huge crowds turned out for the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Vilnius, Lithuania Photograph: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP:

Huge crowds turned out for the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Vilnius, Lithuania Photograph: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP

The lighting of the tree at the Rockefeller Center was a typically extravagant affair Photograph: Li Muzi/Xinhua Press/Corbis :

The lighting of the tree at the Rockefeller Center was a typically extravagant affair Photograph: Li Muzi/Xinhua Press/Corbis

People gather to look at the tree which was attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for most lights on a tree in Canberra, Australia. The 22-metre tree had over half a million lights Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP :

People gather to look at the tree which was attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for most lights on a tree in Canberra, Australia. The 22-metre tree had over half a million lights Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

The US Capitol Christmas tree in Washington is 74-feet high and comes from Alaska’s Chugach national forest Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters:

The US Capitol Christmas tree in Washington is 74-feet high and comes from Alaska’s Chugach national forest Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The tree in Trafalgar Square, London, was reflected on the rainy pavement Photograph: Paul Brown/Shutterstock/Rex :

The tree in Trafalgar Square, London, was reflected on the rainy pavement Photograph: Paul Brown/Shutterstock/Rex Thanks to Dr. Ema Leibovici

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