Christmas slips away

A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with a moray eel in the Sunshine Aquarium, Tokyo

by Yoshikazu Tsuno

Season’s leavings

aFallen gingko leaves

by Stirling Elmendorf

New Year greetings

A Shinto priest plays the Sho during the year-end ceremony at Kanda Myoujin Shrine in Tokyo, for the start of 2017

by Katsumi Kasahara/ Gamma-Rapho