PHILIPPINES, Manila : Vendors wait for customers amongst Christmas lanterns known locally as ‘parol’ on display along a street in Manila on November 18, 2014. Parol are star-shaped Christmas lanterns patterned to resemble the Star of Bethlehem, and are made from bamboo covered with paper. They are displayed in houses, offices, buildings, and streets, and according to Filipino tradition and beliefs, also represent the victory of light over darkness. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS