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

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

By Salon Staff
Published December 23, 2016 9:10PM (EST)
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)
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 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

Monkey

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

Santa

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

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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