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    Surfing Santas gather at Cocoa Beach, Fla. for George Trosset's annual <a href="http://http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#section/1228/">Christmas Eve surfing event</a>, Dec. 24, 2013.
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    Santa Claus feeds a shark in the aquarium of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Dec. 11, 2013.
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    Santa Claus cheers during a ceremony for the Christmas tree lighting at Beirut Souks, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Dec. 6, 2013.
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    More than a dozen Santa Clauses ride their motorcycles to meet with and hand out stuffed animals to children in York, Pa., Dec. 7, 2013.
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    A group of Santas exchange Christmas gifts on the Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk, Dec. 2, 2013, to launch Santa's highest grotto. The enclosed observation deck, which is 268 meters above street level, has been transformed into an enchanted Christmas wonderland, giving children and adults alike the chance to meet Santa.
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    Santa Claus and Grumpy Cat attend the Celebrity Internet Cat Super Group holiday event at Capitol Records Tower, Dec. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.
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    An Israeli Santa Claus is seen, Dec. 8, 2013, as locals prepare for Christmas in Tel Aviv, Israel. Christianity is one of the recognized religions in Israel and is practiced by more than 150,000 Israeli citizens (about 2.1% of the population).
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    Santa Claus, along with President Barack Obama and the First Family, concludes the National Christmas tree lighting on the Ellipse, in Washington on Dec. 6, 2013.
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    Runners take part in the charity fund-raising "Santa Run" in Victoria Park, north London, Dec. 8, 2013.
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    Santa Claus speaks from a window in the town hall in Weimar, Germany, Dec. 10, 2013. Every year the windows of the town hall are turned into a giant Advent calendar.
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    Santa Claus skates on an ice rink across from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Dec. 12, 2013.
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    Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus walk along Lake Harriet to the start of the Reindeer Run to officially start the 26th annual 5K walk and run in Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 7, 2013.
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