Image of Asia: Countdown to Christmas

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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:00 AM
Image of Asia: Countdown to Christmas

In this photo by Aaron Favila, Filipino Victor Albano works on a small Nativity house, which he would sell for 500 peso ($11). Christmas is the most important holiday in the Philippines, Asia's most populous Roman Catholic nation, where a countdown starts as early as September. Albano, 39, said he sometimes takes home about 700 peso ($16) a day during the season — about eight times the average daily wage.