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Santa Claus dances in Myeongdong, a shopping district in central Seoul, on Sunday to promote a shopping event. Korea Times photos by Choi Won-suk
A runner wears a yellow costume during a Santa run with 1000 people in Michendorf, eastern Germany, Sunday, Dec.9, 2018. AP
Santa Claus dances in Myeongdong, a shopping district in central Seoul, on Sunday to promote a shopping event. Korea Times photos by Choi Won-suk
Participants dress themselves in Santa Claus costumes to take part in a morning run in Madrid, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Thousands of people ran in the annual Santa race through the streets of the Spanish capital. AP
A man waits to cross a street in New York dressed in Santa clothes as they participate in SantaCon, a free annual convention of different groups of men and women who like to dress up as Santa Claus in New York, New York, USA, 08 December 2018. EPA
Children travel aboard a Santa Claus-themed tram in downtown Debrecen, 226 kms east of Budapest, Hungary, 05 December 2018. EPA
Driver and councilman Edilson Santos, 50, who is known as 'Fumassa', wears a Santa Claus costume as he drives a bus decorated with Christmas ornaments in Santo Andre, Brazil December 9, 2018. Reuters
Revelers dressed as Santa Claus or in festive costumes arrive for the start of SantaCon 2018 in New York City December 8, 2018. AFP
Filipino traffic officer Ramiro Hinojas, wearing a Santa Claus costume, directs motorists on a street in City of Pasay, Philippines, 12 December 2018. Hinojas dances while working to make traffic more bearable at Metro Manila's busiest intersections during busy times. Road traffic becomes more congested during mid to late December as the number of people doing Christmas shopping increases. EPA
Revelers dressed as Santa Claus or in festive costumes arrive for the start of SantaCon 2018 in New York City December 8, 2018. - SantaCon the official Santa pub crawl happens in bars all across the world. AFP
A man dressed up as Santa Claus plays checkers with a boy at Altamira square in Caracas, Venezuela December 11, 2018. Reuters
People drink in the beer garden of Pong bar in Hong Kong's International Finance Centre as they take part in SantaCon, a free annual convention of different groups of men and women around the world who like to dress up as Santa Claus, Hong Kong, China, 08 December 2018. EPA
People walk down Hong Kong's Centralâ€"Mid-Levels escalator and Walkway System as they take part in SantaCon, a free annual convention of different groups of men and women around the world who like to dress up as Santa Claus, Hong Kong, China, 08 December 2018. EPA
A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus enters through a window into a children's ward from the basket of a fire engine in Markhot Ferenc Hospital in Eger, some 130 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. AP
A man in a Santa Claus costume holds an anti-Brexit placard and rings a bell outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 10, 2018. Reuters
A protestor wears a yellow vest (gilet jaune) and a Santa Claus hat during a demonstration against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes in Mondeville near Caen, northwestern France, on December 8, 2018. AFP
A youth dressed as Santa Claus participates a demonstration in Athens on December 6, 2018 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of fatal shooting of a teenager which sparked major riots in Greece in 2008. AFP
A migrant dressed as Santa Claus, holding dog shaped balloons, stands outside the premises during the evacuation of a former penicillin factory (Rear) where migrants from Africa but also Italians, lived in precarious conditions, on December 10, 2018 on via Tiburtina in Rome. AFP
A man reads a newspaper next to Santa Claus on a cart in Harare, in this Sunday, Dec. 9 , 2018 photo. The Holiday mood is not catching on in Zimbabwe where a currency crisis has forced people to risk jail time to buy basics such as medicine and food, often tapping the black market with daily transactions dominated by the U.S. dollar. AP
Biologist Octavio Nuno disguised as Santa Claus swims in a pool with Catan fish (Lepisosteus osseus), at the Guadalajara zoo's aquarium, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2018. AFP
A child greets a diver dressed as Santa Claus at the Creta Aquarium in the city of Heraklion, on the Greek island of Crete, on December 15, 2018. AFP
Joulupukki, the Santa Claus from Lappland of Finland, offers a treat to one-year-old elephant bull Arun at Budapest Zoo in Budapest, Hungary, 03 December 2018. Joulupukki is on a one-week visit in Hungary on the occasion of Santa Claus Day on 06 December. EPA
People dressed in Santa Claus costumes arrive at the finish line after taking part in a morning run in Madrid, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. AP
People dressed as Santa Claus take part in the Santa Claus run in Madrid, on December 9, 2018. AFP
Participants leave the starting line for the annual Santa Speedo Run through the Back Bay neighbourhood in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., December 8, 2018. Reuters
A man dressed up as Baby Jesus takes part during the annual New York SantaCon on December 8, 2018 in New York City. AFP
People dressed as Santa Claus take part in the Santa Claus run in Madrid, on December 9, 2018. AP
A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus arrives to a children's ward in Markhot Ferenc Hospital in Eger, some 130km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, 05 December 2018. EPA
Savio Chagas dresses up like Santa Claus in Guarulhos, Brazil December 8, 2018. Picture taken December 8, 2018. Reuters
Santa Claus dances in Myeongdong, a shopping district in central Seoul, on Sunday to promote a shopping event. Korea Times photos by Choi Won-suk
A runner wears a yellow costume during a Santa run with 1000 people in Michendorf, eastern Germany, Sunday, Dec.9, 2018. AP
Santa Claus dances in Myeongdong, a shopping district in central Seoul, on Sunday to promote a shopping event. Korea Times photos by Choi Won-suk
Participants dress themselves in Santa Claus costumes to take part in a morning run in Madrid, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Thousands of people ran in the annual Santa race through the streets of the Spanish capital. AP
A man waits to cross a street in New York dressed in Santa clothes as they participate in SantaCon, a free annual convention of different groups of men and women who like to dress up as Santa Claus in New York, New York, USA, 08 December 2018. EPA
Children travel aboard a Santa Claus-themed tram in downtown Debrecen, 226 kms east of Budapest, Hungary, 05 December 2018. EPA
Driver and councilman Edilson Santos, 50, who is known as 'Fumassa', wears a Santa Claus costume as he drives a bus decorated with Christmas ornaments in Santo Andre, Brazil December 9, 2018. Reuters
Revelers dressed as Santa Claus or in festive costumes arrive for the start of SantaCon 2018 in New York City December 8, 2018. AFP
Filipino traffic officer Ramiro Hinojas, wearing a Santa Claus costume, directs motorists on a street in City of Pasay, Philippines, 12 December 2018. Hinojas dances while working to make traffic more bearable at Metro Manila's busiest intersections during busy times. Road traffic becomes more congested during mid to late December as the number of people doing Christmas shopping increases. EPA
Revelers dressed as Santa Claus or in festive costumes arrive for the start of SantaCon 2018 in New York City December 8, 2018. - SantaCon the official Santa pub crawl happens in bars all across the world. AFP
A man dressed up as Santa Claus plays checkers with a boy at Altamira square in Caracas, Venezuela December 11, 2018. Reuters
People drink in the beer garden of Pong bar in Hong Kong's International Finance Centre as they take part in SantaCon, a free annual convention of different groups of men and women around the world who like to dress up as Santa Claus, Hong Kong, China, 08 December 2018. EPA
People walk down Hong Kong's Centralâ€"Mid-Levels escalator and Walkway System as they take part in SantaCon, a free annual convention of different groups of men and women around the world who like to dress up as Santa Claus, Hong Kong, China, 08 December 2018. EPA
A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus enters through a window into a children's ward from the basket of a fire engine in Markhot Ferenc Hospital in Eger, some 130 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. AP
A man in a Santa Claus costume holds an anti-Brexit placard and rings a bell outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 10, 2018. Reuters
A protestor wears a yellow vest (gilet jaune) and a Santa Claus hat during a demonstration against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes in Mondeville near Caen, northwestern France, on December 8, 2018. AFP
A youth dressed as Santa Claus participates a demonstration in Athens on December 6, 2018 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of fatal shooting of a teenager which sparked major riots in Greece in 2008. AFP
A migrant dressed as Santa Claus, holding dog shaped balloons, stands outside the premises during the evacuation of a former penicillin factory (Rear) where migrants from Africa but also Italians, lived in precarious conditions, on December 10, 2018 on via Tiburtina in Rome. AFP
A man reads a newspaper next to Santa Claus on a cart in Harare, in this Sunday, Dec. 9 , 2018 photo. The Holiday mood is not catching on in Zimbabwe where a currency crisis has forced people to risk jail time to buy basics such as medicine and food, often tapping the black market with daily transactions dominated by the U.S. dollar. AP
Biologist Octavio Nuno disguised as Santa Claus swims in a pool with Catan fish (Lepisosteus osseus), at the Guadalajara zoo's aquarium, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 8, 2018. AFP
A child greets a diver dressed as Santa Claus at the Creta Aquarium in the city of Heraklion, on the Greek island of Crete, on December 15, 2018. AFP
Joulupukki, the Santa Claus from Lappland of Finland, offers a treat to one-year-old elephant bull Arun at Budapest Zoo in Budapest, Hungary, 03 December 2018. Joulupukki is on a one-week visit in Hungary on the occasion of Santa Claus Day on 06 December. EPA
People dressed in Santa Claus costumes arrive at the finish line after taking part in a morning run in Madrid, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. AP
People dressed as Santa Claus take part in the Santa Claus run in Madrid, on December 9, 2018. AFP
Participants leave the starting line for the annual Santa Speedo Run through the Back Bay neighbourhood in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., December 8, 2018. Reuters
A man dressed up as Baby Jesus takes part during the annual New York SantaCon on December 8, 2018 in New York City. AFP
People dressed as Santa Claus take part in the Santa Claus run in Madrid, on December 9, 2018. AP
A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus arrives to a children's ward in Markhot Ferenc Hospital in Eger, some 130km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, 05 December 2018. EPA
Savio Chagas dresses up like Santa Claus in Guarulhos, Brazil December 8, 2018. Picture taken December 8, 2018. Reuters
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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