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PHOTOS: Fun, flirty and frolicking SANTA CLAUS

Last updated on: December 22, 2011 08:57 IST

PHOTOS: Fun, flirty and frolicking SANTA CLAUS

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Participants start the annual Santa Speedo Run through the streets of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts on December 10.

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Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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People take part in the half naked 'Santa run' in Budapest on December 11.

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Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

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Participants dressed in Santa Claus outfits walk together during a charity event to help the poor around Olympic Park in Seoul. About one thousand people took part in the 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) walkathon and run events to donate money.  

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Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

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Two men dressed as Santa Claus use a toilet in Citta' Sant'Angelo near Pescara in Italy.  A group of people dressed up as Santa Claus to attend the 'European Meeting of Santa Claus' where they sang Christmas carols and interacted with passers-by to spread the joy of Christmas.

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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A worker wearing a Santa Claus attire has his pants bitten by a crocodile during feeding time inside a cage of a crocodile farm in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines, a mainly Roman Catholic country in Southeast Asia, celebrates one of the longest Christmas holiday in the world, playing Christmas carols in shopping malls in September and putting up lantern and fireworks early in December.

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Schoolchildren dressed as Santa Claus sit on chairs to form the shape of a star ahead of Christmas celebrations at a school in Chennai. Some 1500 schoolchildren - aged three to five - formed the shape of a Christmas star in an attempt to make a maiden entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Photographs: Babu/Reuters

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Todd Engle (C) and Mary Rose Engle (R) hold weapons as they pose for a photograph with a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Scottsdale Gun Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Photographs: Joshua Lott/Reuters

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Security guards in Santa Claus costumes perform martial arts as they pose for photographers during a promotional event for the upcoming Christmas holiday season at Coex shopping mall in Seoul.

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Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

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Workers put a huge inflatable Santa Claus figure in place on top of a shopping centre near highway A 5 between Darmstadt and Frankfurt in Germany. 

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Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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Spencer Slate, dressed in a Santa Claus suit, watches a goliath grouper while diving in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Florida. Slate, who is the owner of a Florida Keys dive shop, periodically wears the costume during the holiday season, providing underwater photo opportunities with his customers. 

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Photographs: Bob Care/Reuters

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Hector Chacon, a Guatemalan firefighter dressed as Santa Claus, rappels down the Belize bridge in Guatemala City to give toys to children living in the neighbourhoods under the bridge. Guatemalan firefighters have been giving toys in the Christmas period to children living in the very poor area of the city for 13 years.

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Photographs: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

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People dressed in Santa Claus suits gather in front of the White House as part of Santarchy in Washington. Santarchy is an annual event celebrating Christmas.

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Photographs: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

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Traffic controller Ramiro Hinojas, wearing a Santa Claus costume, is reflected on a side mirror as he directs motorists along an intersection in Pasay City, Metro Manila. Hinojas entertains motorists along Manila's heavily congested main thoroughfare by dressing up as Santa Claus and performing dance moves of pop star Michael Jackson.

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Photographs: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters

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Anti-fur activists from the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT) dress up as Santa Claus demonstrate on the beach while sunbathers enjoy a sunny winter day in Nice in France. .

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Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume stands on the field before the start of the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo at the San Siro stadium in Milan on November 27.

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Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

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Volunteers dressed as angels and Santa Claus attend an annual meeting at a theatre in Berlin. Several hundred people in Father Christmas and fairy costumes met for a general meeting to receive advice and instructions for their participation in this years festive season. 

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Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

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Volunteers of America Sidewalk Santa's march in the 109th annual Sidewalk Santa Parade through midtown Manhattan in New York.

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Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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Santa Jim (L), winner of the 2009 Santa Claus Winter Games, sits beside other guests during the Hong Kong round of the Santa Claus Winter Games at a shopping mall in Hong Kong. 

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Schoolchildren dressed as Santa Claus form the shape of a star ahead of Christmas celebrations at a school in Chennai.

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Photographs: Babu/Reuters

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