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Santa sightings around the world

Updated 5:05 PM ET, Thu December 5, 2019
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A Santa Claus lights a flare while riding in a boat in Imperia, Italy. Click through the gallery for more photos of all the places Santa has shown up over the years: Antonio Calanni/AP
Volunteers in Santa outfits toss their hats into the air before delivering gifts to the poor in Seoul, South Korea. Ahn Young-joon/AP
A fisherman in Santa disguise joins in the holiday celebrations in Valparaiso, Chile. FRANCESCO DEGASPERI/AFP/Getty Images
A Santa waves from his sleigh on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A Santa gives out sweets to a man in Beijing. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images
With help from a cable, Santa and his reindeer "fly" over Lake Geneva as part of the Christmas Market in Montreux, Switzerland. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/EPA/LANDOV
Motorcyclists in Santa outfits take a group photo before embarking on a Christmas "toy run" on their bikes in Tokyo. TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Santa distributes candy during a Christmas carnival in Mumbai, India. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Motorcyclists in Santa and reindeer outfits ride through the streets of Tokyo. TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images
A performer dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa, rests on a high-rise building in Kemerovo, Russia. Yevgeny Kurskov/ITAR-TASS /Landov
A Palestinian Santa distributes Christmas trees along the wall of Jerusalem's Old City. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
Santa waves to passers-by as he walks along Jerusalem's Old City walls. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
A man in a Santa outfit paddles a canoe decorated with a reindeer during the traditional Christmas bath in Nice, France. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Firefighter Hector Chaco maneuvers down a cable from a bridge to deliver presents to children as Santa in Guatemala City. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Santa greets passengers while moving between cars during the Polar Express train ride, a holiday fundraiser at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum in Portland. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Santa interacts with king penguins at Marineland, an animal exhibition park in Antibes, France. Lionel Cironneau/AP
Santa takes a zip line away from Sugarloaf Mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro. Felipe Dana/AP
A diver in a Santa outfit feeds fish as part of Christmas celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vincent Thian/AP
People donning Santa costumes paddle on the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. James Kenney/AP