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  • Two people dressed as Santa Claus paddle a gondola in the Naviglio Grande canal in Milan, Italy, on Dec. 23, 2020.
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  • People dressed as Santa Claus and toy soldiers parade during a Christmas Eve celebration event in a shopping mall in Beijing, Dec. 24, 2020.
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  • Issa Kassissieh, better known as the Santa Claus of Jerusalem, rides a camel on Dec. 22, 2020, outside Jerusalem's Old City walls.
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  • Thai mahouts dress elephants as Santa Claus to help distribute face masks to students ahead of Christmas celebrations at a school in Ayutthaya, Thailand, Dec. 23, 2020.
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  • Westchester police, including a "Blue Santa," wave outside a children's hospital as part of Operation Good Night Lights on Dec. 21, 2020 in Valhalla, N.Y. Police, fire departments and EMS throughout Westchester County convoyed to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center to cheer up young patients and health workers there for the holidays.
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  • David Pizarro, dressed as Santa Claus, talks to a boy from inside a plastic enclosure in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, at a square in the Comas municipality of Lima, Peru, Dec. 21, 2020.
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  • An employee dressed in a Santa Claus costume plays with cats at the Catgarden in Seoul, Dec. 14, 2020.
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  • Bill Sandeen, dressed as Santa Claus, waits for cars at a drive-thru Santa selfie station at Glittering Lights, in Las Vegas, on Dec. 11, 2020.
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  • Charlie Bush, dressed as Santa Claus, greets people waiting in their cars at Glittering Lights, a drive-thru holiday lights display, Dec. 10, 2020, in Las Vegas.
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  • Abilio Nunes, a Santa Claus performer, waves to children from inside a bubble, a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19, at a shopping center in Brasilia, Brazil, Dec. 16, 2020.
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  • Sophia Musumeci, 5, of Mullica Hill, N.J., look through a plexiglass wall at the Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill, N.J., Nov. 24, 2020.
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  • Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus greet vehicles entering the Glittering Lights drive-thru light show during the attraction's opening night at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Nov. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas.
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  • Issa Kassissieh, dressed as Santa Claus, waves during filming for a Christmas greeting video from the Holy Land in the Dead Sea near Ein Bokeq, Israel, Nov. 15, 2020.
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  • Majesty Davis, 3, cries while visiting Santa Claus, who sits behind a plexiglass divider due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, at the Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, Penn., Nov. 14, 2020.
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  • Sydney Poulos, 8, gives Santa a fist bump through a transparent barrier at a Bass Pro Shop in Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 10, 2020.
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  • A Santa Claus figurine photographed among surgical masks in Paris.
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  • A diver dressed as a Santa Claus feeds fish in an aquarium at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama on Nov. 22, 2020.
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  • Savannah Laycock, 1, crawls on the ground while visiting Santa Claus, who sits behind a plexiglass divider, at the Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, Penn., Nov. 14, 2020.
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  • A Santa is seen in a coronavirus-safe plastic bubble at the Zoo in Aalborg on Nov. 13, 2020.
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  • Santa sees children at the Bridgewater Commons in Bridgewater Township, N.J, Nov. 18. 2020.
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  • A family wearing Santa Claus hats wave in celebration of Christmas, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Dec. 1, 2020.
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  • Santa Claus takes a self-administered COVID-19 test in the parking lot of Rancho Mirage Library on the first day of its drive-thru testing site, Rancho Mirage, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020.
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  • A family waits to see Santa Claus at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Mich., Nov. 27, 2020.
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  • Aaron Dozal and son Zack, 16, put up holiday decorations at their home on Wakefield Court in Santa Clarita, Calif., Nov. 23, 2020.
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