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A Santa Claus walks in a hutong, in Beijing on December,23, 2014 as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day

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A Santa Claus walks in a hutong, in Beijing on Tuesday as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day

A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume feeds a sunfish to attract visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo

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A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume feeds a sunfish to attract visitors at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo

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A Palestinian boy dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he stands in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of al-Masara near Bethlehem. 

A man wearing a Santa Claus outfit receives help to exit a helicopter at the Romanian Airforce Base 90 in Otopeni, outside Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Santa arrived on a Puma helicopter and distributed gifts to the children of the Romanian air force personnel .

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Santa Claus disembarks from a helicopter at the Romanian air force base in Otopeni, outside Bucharest. Santa arrived on a Puma helicopter and distributed gifts to children of air force personnel. 

An aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo

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An aquarium staff member dressed as Father Christmas hugs a zebra shark at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo.