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  • A man wearing a Santa Claus costume walks on the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, Dec. 23, 2016, ahead of the Christmas holidays.
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  • Roray Kam dressed as Santa Claus enjoys the surf on his stand-up paddle board, Dec. 22, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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  • A diver in a Santa Claus costume swims with sardines at the Coex Aquarium, Dec. 24, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.
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  • A man dressed as Santa Claus rides a Christmas decorated vehicle in Jiyeh, south Lebanon, Dec. 23, 2016.
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  • A member of the "Sibspas" Siberian search and rescue group dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, climbs the rock named "The Ded" (the Grandfather) at the Stolby national nature reserve, Dec. 22, 2016.
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  • A Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus joins other protesters in front of an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Dec. 23, 2016.
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  • Traffic police officer Marco Chira, dressed in a Santa Claus costume, performs tricks on his moving motorcycle outside the government palace in downtown Lima, Peru, Dec. 20, 2016. An annual holiday ritual, the capital's traffic cops dress as Santa and his helpers.
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  • Santa Claus speaks to 19-month-old Maya during a Christmas show for children of Romanian military families, in Bucharest, Romania, Dec. 13, 2016. The Christmas party was held at the grand Palace of the National Military Circle in Bucharest.
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  • A man dressed as Santa Claus delivers a fish to a group of Royal Penguins at the animal exhibition park Marineland in Antibes, southern France, Dec. 21, 2016.
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  • A window cleaner dressed as Santa Claus and another as a reindeer clean the windows of the DECKS Tokyo Beach commercial facility building at dusk in Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 21, 2016.
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  • A Santa Claus wishes travelers a pleasant journey at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dec. 20, 2016.
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  • A man dressed as Santa Claus gestures as he arrives in the garden of the presidential palace in Abidjan on Dec. 21, 2016 to distribute gifts to 3000 children during a Christmas event organized by the Foundation Children of Africa.
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  • Participants dressed as Santa Claus attend the XXVII Car Festival and ride downhill in a homemade cart in the Santa Elena Municipality, near Medellin, Colombia, on Dec. 18, 2016.
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  • Fairfax County Firefighter Grant Higginbotham plays the part of Santa Claus and gets a hug while helping fellow firefighters to distribute toys to children at the Culmore Support Center, Dec. 22, 2016 in Falls Church, Va.
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  • Santa Claus walks on the sidelines during a game between the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers at FedExField on Dec. 19, 2016 in Landover, Md.
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  • Santas arrive for a "Santa Claus casting" at the job placement centre in Rostock, Germany, Dec. 7, 2016.
  • Santa Claus visits the Favela da Mare, one of the largest favelas in Rio de Janeiro, where he walked through the streets and then distributed toys to the children Dec. 17, 2016.
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  • A man dressed as Santa Claus rows his boat on Venice's Grand Canal, Dec. 17, 2016.
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  • A man dressed as Santa Claus drives a reindeer-drawn sleigh in Rovaniemi, Finland Dec. 15, 2016.
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  • Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh wears a Santa Claus costume as he rides a camel during an annual Christmas tree distribution in Jerusalem's Old City, Dec. 20, 2016.
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  • A man in a Santa Claus costume rides a pedicab along Oxford Street in London, Britain Dec. 18, 2016.
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  • Pope Francis talks with a man dressed as Santa Claus at the end of a special audience with Vatican workers in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Dec. 22, 2016.
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  • Stefan Persch, dressed as Santa Claus, speaks with the reindeer in an enclosure in Niederhausen, Germany, Nov. 14, 2016. He and his wife Sonja Persch-Jost now have nine of the cloven-hoofed animals.
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  • 1. A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus participates in the high-octane fundraiser, crossing the Thames River by zip wire for the first time ever, on Dec. 2, 2016, in London. The unique event is being put on in partnership with the London Fire Brigade as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations and has been organized by deputy assistant commissioner Andy Roe to thank Evelina London for the treatment the hospital gave his son.
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  • Larry Jefferson, playing the role of Santa, smiles with Jack Kivel, of Prior Lake, for photos at the Santa Experience at Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota, Dec. 1, 2016. The nation's largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this weekend.
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  • A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish during the annual Christmas event at Tokyo's Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Dec. 6, 2016.
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  • A surfer dressed as Santa gets to his feet as he braves the cold seas and near flat waves during the annual Surfing Santa, part of the Santa Run and Surf 2016 at Fistral Beach in Newquay, on Dec. 4, 2016, in Cornwall, England. Now in its third year, the Santa Surf and fun run is organized by Fistral Surf Center and Cornwall Hospice Care and raises funds for local charities.
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  • Runners dressed as Santa Claus take part in the 3rd edition of the "Athens Santa Claus Run" in central Athens, on Dec. 4, 2016.
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  • The play "La Villa de Santa Claus" was presented at the Cultural Forum of Chapultepec, on Dec. 3, 2016, in Mexico.
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  • The Radio City Rockettes join Santa Claus at Serendipity 3 to introduce Santa's 30th anniversary peanut butter & jelly frozen hot chocolate, on Nov. 29, 2016, in New York City.
  • French adventurer Captain Remi Le Calvez, dressed as a Santa Claus, starts a trip as a hitchhiker in Paris, on Dec. 6, 2016, to travel to Rovaniemi in central Lapland, northern Finland.
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  • Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa participate in a charity run down a slope at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, on Dec. 4, 2016.
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  • People dressed as Santa Claus ride motorcycles on the street in Gdansk, Poland, on Dec. 4, 2016.
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  • Members of the "Skipper" yacht club dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) sail a yacht along the Yenisei River while marking the end of the sailboat season, with the air temperature at about minus 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit, outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Nov. 21, 2016.
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  • A man dressed as Santa Claus crosses the Limmat River on his stand-up paddle in Zurich, Switzerland, on Dec. 4, 2016.
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  • Santa Claus skates with guests on the ice at The Rink at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 26, 2016, in New York City.
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