Santas Celebrating Christmas Around the World

The Christmas spirit was in fine form on Friday, December 2015, from South Korea to Nazareth to the Potomac River.

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A man dressed as Santa Claus water skis alongside reindeer on the Potomac River in Alexandra, Virginia, December 24, 2015. The show, including a waterskiing Santa, reindeer, elves, the Grinch and Frosty the Snowman, has been performing on the Potomac River on Christmas Eve for 30 years.
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A man dressed as Santa Claus water skis alongside reindeer on the Potomac River in Alexandra, Virginia, December 24, 2015. The show, including a waterskiing Santa, reindeer, elves, the Grinch and Frosty the Snowman, has been performing on the Potomac River on Christmas Eve for 30 years.
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South Koreans wearing Santa Claus outfits attend an event to promote Christmas at a charity event on December 24, 2015, in Seoul, South Korea. The event was organized to prepare and deliver gifts for the poor. Christmas has become increasingly popular over the years in South Korea, which is the only East Asian country to recognize Christmas as a national holiday.
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An Israeli Arab Christian boy dressed up as Santa Claus waits for the start of the annual Christmas parade in in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth, Israel, on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.
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A Lebanese Shiite woman waits with her daughter to takes a picture with Santa Claus in front a Christmas tree in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.
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A man dressed as Santa Claus lights flares as he sits on a boat toed by swimmers, in Imperia, near Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.
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A figure in Santa costume is strapped to a surfboard for easy transport along Bondi Beach by Tom Ray of Britain as people gather to celebrate Christmas Day in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.
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A U.S. soldier dressed as Santa Claus waves to fellow troops on Christmas day at the U.S. air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.
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Divers wearing Santa Claus costumes feed fish in an aquarium of the Sea World oceanarium during Christmas holiday in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 25, 2015.
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A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume distributes sweets to children during Christmas celebrations at the holy family Catholic Church on December 25, 2015, in Srinagar, India. Although Christians make up a little over two percent of the billion-plus population in India, Christmas is celebrated with fanfare and zeal throughout India by people of all religions and faiths.
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Window cleaners, Yuta Uetake, right, and Toru Yamashita, dressed as Santa Claus and reindeer get ready to start cleaning windows at a shopping mall in Tokyo's Daiba bay area, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015.
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Hailey Steward, an 8-year-old girl with leukemia, receives a visit -- and presents -- from Santa Claus and his elf on Christmas Eve at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
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A participant dressed up as Santa Claus jumps into the water during the 106th edition of the Copa Nadal (Christmas Cup) in Barcelona's Port Vell on December 25, 2015. The traditional 200-meter Christmas swimming race gathered more than 300 participants on Barcelona's old harbor.
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