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Jolly Santas herald holiday season
Men (and women!) around the world are suiting up for Christmas with white beards and red costumes.
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— Romeo Ranoco / Reuters
A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus swims in an aquarium at Ocean Park on Dec. 18, 2017.
Participants take part in the annual "Run Santa Run" race at Fundidora Park on Dec. 17.— Daniel Becerril / Reuters
People dressed as Santa Claus row during a Christmas regatta on Dec. 17.— Manuel Silvestri / Reuters
People wearing Santa Claus costumes row on the Grand Canal on Dec. 17.— Andrea Merola / AP
A man dressed as Santa talks on his phone at a bus station on Dec. 17.— Mladen Antonov / AFP - Getty Images
Participants wearing Santa Claus costumes take part in a charity run on Dec. 17.— Valdrin Khemaj / EPA
More than one hundred Harley Davidson bikers dressed as Santa Claus meet at the Parc du Cinquantenaire on Dec. 17.— Eric Vidal / Reuters
Harley Davidson bikers ride to their meeting at the Parc du Cinquantenaire on Dec. 17.— Eric Vidal / Reuters
An actor dressed as Santa Claus pretends to retrieve a lost package near the top of the Kollhoff Tower on Dec. 17.— Carsten Koall / Getty Images
A man waits to take part in the traditional Christmas season swim on Dec. 17.— Eric Gaillard / Reuters
A man dressed as Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas season swim on Dec. 17.— Eric Gaillard / Reuters
Girls dressed up as Santa Claus pose on motorbikes during the "Papanoelada" on Dec. 16.— Miguel Riopa / AFP - Getty Images
Santas on BMX bikes take part in a charity ride along Oxford Street on Dec. 16.— Peter Nicholls / Reuters
Santas take selfies on BMX bikes.— Peter Nicholls / Reuters
Rio de Janeiro
Retired telecommunications technician Hilton dos Santos, 84, gets ready with the help of his wife Maria Mercedes, 64, before heading to the central train station to greet children and adults on Dec. 15.— Mauro Pimentel / AFP - Getty Images
Rio de Janeiro
Hilton dos Santos dressed as Santa is hugged by a little girl in Central Station on Dec. 15.— Mauro Pimentel / AFP - Getty Images
People wearing Santa Claus hats attend an Ugly Christmas Sweater Run in The Vondelpark on Dec. 16.— Koen Van Weel / EPA
Two women take a selfie before a Santa Claus Run in the suburb of Glyfada on Dec. 16.— Costas Baltas / Reuters
A child rides their scooter before a Santa Run event in China's northeastern Liaoning province on Dec. 17.— AFP - Getty Images
A dog wears a Santa hat as more than one hundred cyclists dressed as Santa Claus meet at the Colosseum on Dec. 17.— Tony Gentile / Reuters
Cyclists pose in front of the Colosseum on Dec. 17.— Tony Gentile / Reuters
A woman dressed up as Santa Claus peers through the double steel fence that separates the U.S and Mexico at the border, on Dec. 16.— Jorge Duenes / Reuters