Updated: October 4, 2013 15:58 IST
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Protesters burning tyres to create a road block as part of the Seemandhra bandh in Visakhapatnam. Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar
The devout offered midnight prayers at churches across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States on Thursday on the occasion of Christmas. All the churches were tastefully decorated with lamps and festoons. Children and the elder participated in the celebrations enthusiastically and the politicians too joined them at some places. Here is a collection of photographs taken by The Hindu lensmen.