Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Christmas tree world

Russia had "New Year's Trees" in Soviet times.
This year, Moscow's Red Square boasts a giant
artificial tree but the decoration looks fairly traditional.

This tree in Rio de Janeiro is not only artificial - it even floats, moored on the Brazilian city's Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.

This is one tree you would not want to knock over: a 8.5-m(28-foot) creation by the glass workers of Murano, Venice.