A worker arranges about 10,000 discarded beverage cans to form a Christmas tree in front of a church in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday. Colored soccer balls are used as ornaments.

This worker in Indonesia came up with a new way to use all those unwanted aluminum cans as he arranges about 10,000 discarded beverage cans to form a Christmas tree in front of a church in Jakarta Friday. Colored soccer balls made for perfect ornaments when it came time to decorate the tree. The Associated Press The Associated Press

With the tree completed, the decorations are added. After Islam, Christianity is Indonesia's second-largest religion.

With the tree completed, the decorations are added. After Islam, Christianity is Indonesia’s second-largest religion. Photographer Tatan Syuflanamade these pictures of the work in progress, The Associated Press

A look at the 10,000-can tree from the inside where wire framing supports the beverage cans.

Here’s a look at the 10,000-can tree from the inside where wire framing supports the beverage cans. The Associated Press