A traditional Danish pork roast, common for Christmas dinner in Denmark. Pork finds its way into most Danish meals. SNSK2010/via flickr hide caption

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Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. Riccardo De Luca/AP hide caption

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Men possessed by orixas dance before getting dressed in orixa costumes. They are participating in an Olubaje party, a Candomblé ritual for cleansing life of bad things and healing. The main god at the party is Omulu (the one with straws), known for healing diseases. Marcello Vitorino/Fullpress for NPR hide caption

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Kreplach, a special Jewish holiday dish that can be made essentially out of leftovers. Courtesy of Caren Alpert hide caption

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