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Nuns decorate the altar of a church with statues representing the nativity scene on Christmas eve in Dhaka December 24, 2008. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH)

Nonner dekorerer alteret med figurer, som skal vise begivenhederne ved Jesu fødsel, i en kirke i Dhaka. Foto: ANDREW BIRAJ Denmark / Scanpix

A man lights a candle during a Christmas mass in the Patriarch's cathedral Alexander Nevski in Sofia, December 25, 2008. The small Balkan state, unlike some other Orthodox countries, celebrates Christmas on December 25. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA)

En mand tænder lys ved en julemesse i Alexander Nevski Katedralen i Sofia. Foto: STOYAN NENOV Denmark / Scanpix

A Palestinian worker at the Giacaman Olive Wood factory makes wooden effigies of baby Jesus, on December 22, 2008, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem next to the Church of the Nativity. Christian worshippers began their spiritual preparations ahead of Christmas Eve on December 24. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON

En palæstinensisk snedker laver træfigurer, som forestiller det lille Jesusbarn. Foto: GALI TIBBON Denmark / Scanpix

Indian Christians offer prayers during a service ahead of Christmas in Amritsar on December 22, 2008. Despite Christians forming a little over two percent of the billion plus population in India, with Hindus comprising the majority, Christmas is celebrated with much fanfare and zeal throughout the country. AFP PHOTO/Narinder NANU

Indiske kristne fejrer julegudstjeneste i Amritsar. Foto: NARINDER NANU Denmark / Scanpix

Children dressed-up as fairies take part in a Christmas fairytale on ice in Berlin on December 21, 2008. AFP PHOT DDP / CLEMENS BILAN GERMANY OUT

Skøjtende julefeer optræder i et juleeventyr på is i Berlin. Foto: CLEMENS BILAN Denmark / Scanpix

Local company staff, dressed as Santa Claus, ride motorcycles in downtown Hanoi on December 24, 2008. Christmas is celebrated in Vietnam, particually by the Catholic communittee, with at least six million believers out of a population of 86 million. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam

Et lokalt firma drøner gennem Hanoi iklædt julemandskostumer. Foto: HOANG DINH NAM Denmark / Scanpix

Little Santa Claus trainees wear green suits as they learn how to work for ecological friendly Green Santa Claus (unseen) as he gives out Christmas cards to the guests at the Kidzania career theme park in Tokyo on December 24, 2008. This Green Santa from Denmark is here as a ecology goodwill ambassador until Christmas Day. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO

Skoleelever iklædt grønne julemandsuniformer lærer om miljøvenlig jul. Foto: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO Denmark / Scanpix

An Indian woman sells Santa hats and masks at an intersection in New Delhi on December 22, 2008. Despite Christians forming a little over two percent of the billion plus population in India, with Hindus comprising the majority, Christmas is celebrated with much fanfare and zeal throughout the country. AFP PHOTO/ Manpreet ROMANA

En indisk kvinde sælger hatte og masker med motiver af julemanden i New Delhi. Foto: MANPREET ROMANA Denmark / Scanpix

A worker makes the final preparation before Christmas service at Jakarta's Cathedral church in Jakarta on December 24, 2008. Indonesia, which is the biggest Muslim-majority country in the world, has a sizeable number of Christians in North Sumatra, North Sulawesi and West Papua. AFP PHOTO/Bay ISMOYO

En håndværker lægger sidste hånd på en kristus-figur, som skal være klar til julegudstjenesten i Jakartas Katedralkirke den 24. december. Foto: BAY ISMOYO Denmark / Scanpix

A man makes a final preparation on a nativity scene at Jakarta's Cathedral church on December 24, 2008. Indonesia, which is the biggest Muslim-majority country in the world, has a sizeable number of Christians in North Sumatra, North Sulawesi and West Papua. AFP PHOTO/Bay ISMOYO

Stalden, krybben, figurerne. Alt skal være klar til julegudstjeneste den 24. december i Jakartas Katedralkirke. Foto: BAY ISMOYO Denmark / Scanpix

An Iraqi dressed as Santa Claus or Father Christmas rings a bell as children dressed in Christmas outfits wave Iraqi flags during a pre-Christmas celebration organised for the Iraqi Christian community by the Interior Ministry in Baghdad on December 20, 2008. Around 800,000 Christians lived in Iraq at the time of the US-led invasion of 2003, but the number has since shrunk by around a third or more as members of the minority community have fled the country, according to Christian leaders. AFP PHOTO/SABAH ARAR

Kristen irakere udklædt som julemanden og hans følge af nisser ringer med klokker og vifter med irakiske flag under et juleoptog i Baghdad. Foto: SABAH ARAR Denmark / Scanpix

A young boy tries to tell Santa Claus what he would like for Christmas on December 20, 2008 at the Tysons Corner mall in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Santa has been extremely busy with requests with only 5 days to go until Christmas. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

Når julemanden spørger til ens juleønsker, er det bare med at kunne huske det hele. Her et indkøbscenter i Virginia. Foto: KAREN BLEIER Denmark / Scanpix

A man lights special oil lamps for Christmas by an altar showing the nativity scene at the Grotto, believed to be the exact point where Jesus Christ was born, at the Church of the Nativity in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 22, 2008. Christian worshippers began their spiritual preparations ahead of Christmas Eve on December 24. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON

En mand tænder olielamper, som kun bruges i juledagene, i Fødselskirken i Betlehem. Foto: GALI TIBBON Denmark / Scanpix

A Christian worshipper lights candles at the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem on December 22, 20088. Christian worshippers began their spiritual preparations ahead of Christmas Eve on December 24. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON

En kristen tænder lys i Fødselskirken i Betlehem, som efter sigende ligger dér, hvor Jesus blev født. Foto: GALI TIBBON Denmark / Scanpix

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Tobias Stern Johansen (f. 1978) har læst journalistik på Roskilde Universitet og retorik på Københavns Universitet og blev i 2009 cand.comm. i journalistik. Fra 2009 til 2014 arbejdede han som journalist på Kristeligt Dagblads kirke og tro-redaktion, og fra 2014 har han arbejdet på avisens internetredaktion.

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