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Raspoutine (the polar bear) takes out some time for a photo-op with Kris Kringle in France. (Dec. 11, 2012)

Santa around the world

Santa is busy this holiday season.

Santa passes out gifts in Midland Beach. (Dec.
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Santa passes out gifts in Midland Beach. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Santa gets to work in Germany. (Dec. 24,
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Santa gets to work in Germany. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Children welcome Santa in Germany. (Dec. 24, 2012)
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Children welcome Santa in Germany. (Dec. 24, 2012)

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Santa gulps down a soda in Mumbai, India.
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Santa gulps down a soda in Mumbai, India. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Santa waves to his fans in Germany. (Dec.
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Santa waves to his fans in Germany. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Santa arrives in Dresden, Germany. (Dec. 24, 2012)
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Santa arrives in Dresden, Germany. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Even Santa has to clear security on Capitol
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Even Santa has to clear security on Capitol Hill. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Santa voices his concern about the pending fiscal
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Santa voices his concern about the pending fiscal cliff on Capitol Hill. (Dec. 12, 2012)

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Oscar De La Hoya hangs out with Santa
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Oscar De La Hoya hangs out with Santa Claus in Los Angeles. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Katy Perry schmoozes with Saint Nick in Manhattan.
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Katy Perry schmoozes with Saint Nick in Manhattan. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Raspoutine (the polar bear) takes out some time
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Raspoutine (the polar bear) takes out some time for a photo-op with Kris Kringle in France. (Dec. 11, 2012)

Valentin and Santa wow the crowd at the
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Valentin and Santa wow the crowd at the animal exhibition park Marineland in France. (Dec. 11, 2012)

Santa Claus delivers gifts to sardines at the
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Santa Claus delivers gifts to sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea. (Dec. 11, 2012)

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Furry creatures enjoy some quality time with Santa
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Furry creatures enjoy some quality time with Santa at this PetSmart in Fort Worth, Texas. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Saint Nick travels through eastern Germany. (Dec. 12,
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Saint Nick travels through eastern Germany. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Papa Noel takes time out to visit patients
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Papa Noel takes time out to visit patients at the Benjamin Bloom National Children Hospital in San Salvador. (Dec. 11, 2012)

Santa takes a breather on a beach in
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Santa takes a breather on a beach in Rio de Janeirro, Brazil. (Dec. 12, 2012)

A Santa imposter in Greece! (Dec. 11, 2012)
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A Santa imposter in Greece! (Dec. 11, 2012)

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