Here comes Santa Claus
A man dressed as Santa Claus wades through floodwater in St. Mark's Square during high tide in Venice, Italy, December 23, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
People wearing Santa Claus uniforms run during the annual city race in Skopje, North Macedonia December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
Workers dressed as Santa Clauses parade around Marunouchi business district to encourage the area promotion, in Tokyo, Japan December 23, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato
An Iraqi demonstrator holds the Iraqi flag as he wears Santa Claus costume during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
Musicians dressed in Santa Claus costumes perform at New Year Fair in St. Anne's Lutheran Church in Saint Petersburg, Russia December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
A man wearing a Santa Claus costume paddles on a SUP board in the Mediterranean Sea as Jaffa port is seen in the background during an event organized by the Tel Aviv municipality, off the coast of Tel Aviv, Israel December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Nir Elias
A man dressed as Santa Claus rides a motorbike ahead of Christmas celebrations in Rome, Italy December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
African Santa Claus Zedekiah Miyare, 56, poses for a photograph with children at a shopping mall ahead of Christmas in Nairobi, Kenya December 21, 2019. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi
A man dressed as Santa Claus carries a cross as he walks amidst people gathering to attend a candlelight carol service ahead of Christmas celebrations at the Eternal Life Ministries Church in Lahore, Pakistan December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
A demonstrator in Santa Claus outfit holds a banner in front of members of the security forces during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza
Members of Vespa fan club take part in Christmas ride dressed in Santa Claus uniforms, in front of Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria, December 21, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
A man dressed as Santa Claus surfs at the Maresias beach in Sao Sebastiao, Sao Paulo state, Brazil December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
Competitors prepare to take part in the London Santa Run in Victoria Park, London, December 8. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A man dressed as Santa Claus sits in a house transformed into a Christmas village and adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium, December 7. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Competitors prepare to take part in the London Santa Run in Victoria Park, London December 8. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
A diver dressed as Santa Claus waves inside a fish tank at the Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 14. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng
Runners dressed as Santa Claus take part in the Christmas Corrida Race on the streets of Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, December 15. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
A demonstrator in Santa Claus outfit reacts during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, December 13. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Belarusians dressed as Santa Clauses swim in a kayak during country's Santa Run in Minsk, Belarus, December 14. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Eduardo Guinaraes drinks a beer through his beard as many people dressed in Santa Claus outfits congregate at The Field House party after the Running of the Santas annual pub crawl never materialized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 7....more
Belarusians dressed as Santa Clauses take part in the country's Santa Run in Minsk, Belarus, December 14. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
A fan dressed as Santa Claus high fives spectators during the Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, December 8. Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Revelers dressed as Santa Claus take part in the event called SantaCon at Times Square in New York, December 14. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
A man dressed as Santa Claus gives water to his dog after a Santa Claus Run in Athens, Greece, December 15. REUTERS/Constantina Peppa
Serge Hennebel, nicknamed 'Elf Serge', and a man dressed as Santa Claus interact with children in a hut in Hennebel's garden, which has been transformed into a Christmas village and adorned with hundreds of lights, in Hamme-Mille, Belgium, December...more
Competitors take part in the London Santa Run in Victoria Park, London, December 8. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Bill Myers, dressed as Santa Claus, walks around the encampment where asylum seekers live, after giving them small gifts, in Matamoros, Mexico, December 7. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas
A man dressed in a Santa Claus outfit greets visitors during the Christmas season in Jerusalem's Old City December 18. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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