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World

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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Image: Manila, Philippines

Manila

A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus swims in an aquarium at Ocean Park on Dec. 18, 2017.

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Image: Monterey, Mexico

Monterey, Mexico

Participants take part in the annual "Run Santa Run" race at Fundidora Park on Dec. 17.
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Venice, Italy

People dressed as Santa Claus row during a Christmas regatta on Dec. 17.
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Venice, Italy

People wearing Santa Claus costumes row on the Grand Canal on Dec. 17.
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Image: Moscow, Russia

Moscow

A man dressed as Santa talks on his phone at a bus station on Dec. 17.
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Pristina, Kosovo

Participants wearing Santa Claus costumes take part in a charity run on Dec. 17.
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Image: Brussels, Belgium

Brussels

More than one hundred Harley Davidson bikers dressed as Santa Claus meet at the Parc du Cinquantenaire on Dec. 17.
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Brussels

Harley Davidson bikers ride to their meeting at the Parc du Cinquantenaire on Dec. 17.
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Berlin

An actor dressed as Santa Claus pretends to retrieve a lost package near the top of the Kollhoff Tower on Dec. 17.
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Image: Nice, France

Nice, France

A man waits to take part in the traditional Christmas season swim on Dec. 17.
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Image: Nice, France

Nice, France

A man dressed as Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas season swim on Dec. 17.
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Image: Vigo, Spain

Vigo, Spain

Girls dressed up as Santa Claus pose on motorbikes during the "Papanoelada" on Dec. 16.
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Image: London, Britain

London

Santas on BMX bikes take part in a charity ride along Oxford Street on Dec. 16.
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London

Santas take selfies on BMX bikes.
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Image: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
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Rio de Janeiro

Hilton dos Santos dressed as Santa is hugged by a little girl in Central Station on Dec. 15.
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Image: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam

People wearing Santa Claus hats attend an Ugly Christmas Sweater Run in The Vondelpark on Dec. 16.
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Image: Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Two women take a selfie before a Santa Claus Run in the suburb of Glyfada on Dec. 16.
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Image: Shenyang, China

Shenyang, China

A child rides their scooter before a Santa Run event in China's northeastern Liaoning province on Dec. 17.
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Image: Rome, Italy

Rome

A dog wears a Santa hat as more than one hundred cyclists dressed as Santa Claus meet at the Colosseum on Dec. 17.
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Rome

Cyclists pose in front of the Colosseum on Dec. 17.
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Image: Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico

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.
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