An Ultra-Orthodox Jew rides past a Palestinian man dressed up as Santa Claus outside Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, on December 23, 2016, as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day. / AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images) (Afp/getty Images)

Look Again: The day's most compelling images from around the globe

Fascinating world views from the streets of Jerusalem to an Indonesian church

Salon Staff
December 24, 2016 2:10AM (UTC)

Look Again is a daily series presenting the best photographs of the previous 24 hours, curated and written by Salon's writers and editors.


Zhengzhou, China   Reuters
A monkey grabs fruits from a christmas tree at a zoo


Who knew monkeys in China celebrated Christmas? Hopefully they don't give into PC culture by saying "Happy Holidays" during the Christmas season.

—Taylor Link, editorial assistant



Jerusalem    Ahmad Gharabli/Getty
An Ultra-Orthodox Jew rides past a Palestinian man dressed up as Santa Claus


This picture made me verklempt. At a time of unprecedented divisiveness, maybe Israeli Santa Claus can bring us together!

—Matt Rozsa, breaking news writer



Surabaya, Indonesia   Juni Kriswanto/Getty
A policeman conducts a search of the interior of a church


This image of a police officer in Jakarata searching the church pews for a bomb is a jarring reminder of our new normal. The holiday season and new year are often a time of reflection. As random of acts of violence spread to wreak havoc globally, I wonder if and how invasive anti-terror efforts will change our holiday seasons in the near future.


—Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor

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