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Faces of Santa

Get into the Christmas spirit with these Santa Claus figures from around the world.

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Image: Santas Visit SKYWALK At Sydney Tower Eye

Skywalk Santas

Santas visit the Skywalk at Sydney Tower on December 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

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Making the list

John Doris, 4, stretches out his arms to hug Santa Claus, at the Ice Palace inside Cherry Creek Mall, in Denver, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

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Image: Joulupukki, the Santa Claus from Lappland of Finland to Budapest

Here comes Joulupukki

Joulupukki, the Finnish Santa Claus figure, waves as he arrives in Hungary, on Nov. 30, 2013.

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Image: A man dressed as Santa Claus drives his Fiat 500 during a charity event to support children at Regina Margherita hospital in Turin

Santamobile

A man dressed as Santa Claus drives his Fiat 500 during a charity event to support children at Regina Margherita hospital in Turin, Italy on Dec. 1, 2013.

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Image: British Ludlow, student from the Brazilian Santa Claus school, cheers during the graduation ceremony in Rio de Janeiro

Santa school

Students graduate from a Brazilian Santa Claus school in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 12, 2013. The school holds 4 days' lessons in Santa-training, teaching Christmas carols, how to interact with children, and also how to wear the heavy red suit in Rio's typical 104-degree summer weather that is common around the holidays.

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Image: Saint Nicolas day preparations.

Getting into character

A makeup artist works on a man dressed as "Sinterklaas," or St. Nicolas, in the Sinterklaascentrale, a company that rents out Saint Nicolas and Black Pete outfits in Soest, The Netherlands, on Dec. 4, 2013. The feast Sinterklaas is celebrated annually on Dec. 5.

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Image: "Scuba Santa" swims in the Strait of Georgia display while entertaining children at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver

Santa the scuba diver

"Scuba Santa" swims in the Strait of Georgia display while entertaining children at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia on Nov. 28, 2013.

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Image: Santas on strike

Striking Santas

Santas protest during a symbolic strike for fair trade chocolate in Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 5, 2013.

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Santa crossing

Santa Clauses hop through Times Square as they deliver holiday Peeps candy and spread cheer on Dec. 4, 2013, in New York.

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Strike a pose

A Santa Claus attends the opening of a Santa Claus post office in eastern Germany on November 7, 2013.

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Santa the spectator

This Finnish Santa Claus, known as Joulupukki, watches as Hungarian Roma dancers perform in the town of Kaposmero on December 3, 2013.

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Chatting with Santa

Santa Claus greets Addyson Grant, 5, of Rocky Hill, Conn., as she holds her Christmas book that she made at the Viewmont Mall on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Dickson City, Pa.

Butch Comegys / The Scranton Times & Tribune
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Image: A participant takes part in a competition, to determine who will represent Hong Kong at the annual Santa Claus Winter Games, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong

Stiff competition

A participant takes part in a competition to determine who will represent Hong Kong at the annual Santa Claus Winter Games at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Nov.1, 2013.

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Image: Long Island Festival Of Trees In New York

Space Santa

The NASA astronaut statue in Garden City, New York wears a Santa hat and holds a Christmas wreath for the holidays at the entrance to the Cradle of Aviation Museum grounds on Dec. 1, 2013.

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Image: A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus interacts with children as part of Christmas celebrations in Manila

Underwater Claus

A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus interacts with children while swimming inside a giant aquarium as part of Christmas celebrations at the Manila Ocean Park on Nov. 28, 2013.

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Santa stays fit

Runners dressed in Father Christmas costumes take part in the annual 5K Santa Dash in Liverpool, England on Dec. 1, 2013.

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Image: Santas Run In Osaka

Doing the wave

Participants dressed as Santa Claus get ready to jog before the 5th annual Osaka Great Santas run on Dec. 1, 2013 in Japan.

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