Lonely Planet Writer

Around the world in 5 photos: Wednesday’s images

Photos from around the world on Wednesday featured Christmas celebrations, concerts and erupting volcanoes.

People watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in New York. The Norway Spruce tree stands at about 78 feet tall and is lit with over 40,000 multi-colored LED lights.
Image by AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

People watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during a ceremony on 2 December, in New York. The Norway Spruce tree stands at about 78 feet tall and is lit with over 40,000 multi-colored LED lights.

Lady Gaga performs during the Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy concert at The Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
Image by Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP

Lady Gaga performs during the Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy concert, celebrating what would be Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, at The Wynn Las Vegas on 2 December.

Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies' employees watch from a distance the Momotombo volcano's eruption and lava flow, in the rural community of Papalonal, in Leon, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Dec, 2, 2015. Quiet for many years, the volcano emitted some glowing rock on Wednesday, after gas and ash emissions began Tuesday. In 1610, the city of Leon was destroyed during an eruption of the Momotombo and was relocated west, where it is currently located.
Image by AP Photo/Esteban Felix

Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies’ employees watch from a distance the Momotombo volcano’s eruption and lava flow, in the rural community of Papalonal, in Leon, Nicaragua, 2 December. Quiet for many years, the volcano emitted some glowing rock on Wednesday, after gas and ash emissions began Tuesday. In 1610, the city of Leon was destroyed during an eruption of the Momotombo and was relocated west, where it is currently located.

Mary Berry switches on the RHS Wisley in Surrey.
Image by Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Christmas lights are switched on at the RHS Garden Wisley Royal Horticultural Society in Surrey, UK.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performing live at the Radio X Road Trip Show held at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.
Image by Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds performing live at the Radio X Road Trip Show, an annual pre-Christmas concert previously known as Winter Wonderland, held at the O2 Apollo in Manchester, UK.