Spreading festive cheer to all

Homeless people enjoying a festive meal at a Christmas charity dinner hosted by the San Miguel y San Sebastian church located in Valencia on the east coast of Spain.
Homeless people enjoying a festive meal at a Christmas charity dinner hosted by the San Miguel y San Sebastian church located in Valencia on the east coast of Spain. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
A visitor at an animal shelter in Troja district in Prague, in the Czech Republic. During the shelter's traditional Open Day on Christmas, people visited the animals and took along gifts, such as biscuits, food, blankets and toys for the dogs and cat
A visitor at an animal shelter in Troja district in Prague, in the Czech Republic. During the shelter's traditional Open Day on Christmas, people visited the animals and took along gifts, such as biscuits, food, blankets and toys for the dogs and cats. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Children looking for sweets in their pouches during Christmas celebrations for underprivileged kids studying under the guidance of Initiative for Viable Education. The organisation works to educate children living in the slums in Amritsar, India.
Children looking for sweets in their pouches during Christmas celebrations for underprivileged kids studying under the guidance of Initiative for Viable Education. The organisation works to educate children living in the slums in Amritsar, India.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Many around the world did their best to bring Christmas cheer to those less fortunate, including underprivileged children in India, the homeless in Spain and elsewhere.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 27, 2016, with the headline 'Spreading festive cheer to all'. Print Edition | Subscribe