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Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A red suit with white trim and a silky beard have long been Santa's trademark style, but the jolly figure bringing holiday cheer around the world comes in many guises, much like the varied shapes and sizes of the Christmas presents he bears.

But one wish unites all Santas, from Lebanon to Nigeria, in this year decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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December 15, 2020
Vadim Lavrov, 65, director-screenwriter, poses for a photograph in his Father Frost costume before performing...
Moscow, Russia
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Vadim Lavrov, 65, director-screenwriter, poses for a photograph in his Father Frost costume before performing for children with disabilities in Moscow, Russia, November 28, 2020. "I wish everyone in Russia and the world to be healthy. Then we will start visiting each other again," said Lavrov. "The biggest difference this year is much less direct communication. Number of posts and emails is growing." REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 15, 2020
Vadim Lavrov, 65, director-screenwriter, poses for a photograph in his everyday clothing next to his...
Moscow, Russia
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Vadim Lavrov, 65, director-screenwriter, poses for a photograph in his everyday clothing next to his Father Frost costume before performing for children with disabilities in Moscow, Russia, November 28, 2020. "I wish everyone in Russia and the world to be healthy. Then we will start visiting each other again," said Lavrov. "The biggest difference this year is much less direct communication. Number of posts and emails is growing." REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A box of gifts that Kamal Krishna Bairagi will distribute amongst children is pictured at his home in...
Kolkata, India
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A box of gifts that Kamal Krishna Bairagi will distribute amongst children is pictured at his home in Kolkata, India, December 5, 2020. "I wish to make the world war-free, pollution-free and epidemic-free for our coming generations. No one should cheat each other, God is watching everything from above. I wish and pray to God to save the world from COVID-19 and my sincere wish to say bye-bye to the disease by the end of 2020," said Bairagi. "Politicians are on my naughty list and actors, like me, who entertain people no matter what the situation is, are on my nice list." REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, dressed as Santa Claus, wears a protective face shield as he poses for a photograph...
Mexico City, Mexico
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, dressed as Santa Claus, wears a protective face shield as he poses for a photograph on a street in Mexico City, Mexico, December 3, 2020. "Faith and hope must move the heart of the humanity," said Zelayaran, who will don a face shield when he distributes dolls and other gifts at an orphanage in Mexico City. "I want to see families taking care of each other and knowing that even from afar, love and hope always survive." REUTERS/Edgard Garrido SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing,...
Mexico City, Mexico
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A combination picture shows Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing, dressed as Santa Claus, and a doll donated to him before giving it to a child at an orphanage, in Mexico City, Mexico, December 3, 2020. "Faith and hope must move the heart of the humanity," said Zelayaran, who will don a face shield when he distributes dolls and other gifts at an orphanage in Mexico City. "I want to see families taking care of each other and knowing that even from afar, love and hope always survive." REUTERS/Edgard Garrido SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich, poses for a photograph in his everyday clothing with...
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich, poses for a photograph in his everyday clothing with his bike that he uses to deliver Christmas presents to local villages dressed as Santa Claus, in Davenham, Britain, November 25, 2020. "There's no one on my naughty list this year, it's been a terribly hard year for many people, so to get everyone in the Christmas spirit they have all made it onto my nice list!" said Dean. "I especially hope to bring joy to all the key workers who have been working throughout this difficult time, they deserve to have an extra special Christmas." REUTERS/Molly Darlington SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A doll donated to Santa Claus Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, is pictured before being given to a children's...
Mexico City, Mexico
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A doll donated to Santa Claus Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, is pictured before being given to a children's home in Mexico City, Mexico, December 3, 2020. "Faith and hope must move the heart of the humanity," said Zelayaran, who will don a face shield when he distributes dolls and other gifts at an orphanage in Mexico City. "I want to see families taking care of each other and knowing that even from afar, love and hope always survive." REUTERS/Edgard Garrido SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich in his everyday clothing...
DAVENHAM, United Kingdom
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A combination picture shows Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich in his everyday clothing and dressed as Santa Claus, posing for photographs in front of his bike he uses to deliver Christmas presents to local villages, and a Christmas gift that he will be delivering, in Davenham, Britain, November 25, 2020. "There's no one on my naughty list this year, it's been a terribly hard year for many people, so to get everyone in the Christmas spirit they have all made it onto my nice list!" said Dean. "I especially hope to bring joy to all the key workers who have been working throughout this difficult time, they deserve to have an extra special Christmas." REUTERS/Molly Darlington SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich, poses for a photograph dressed as Santa Claus with...
DAVENHAM, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich, poses for a photograph dressed as Santa Claus with his bike that he uses to deliver Christmas presents to local villages in Davenham, Britain, November 25, 2020. "There's no one on my naughty list this year, it's been a terribly hard year for many people, so to get everyone in the Christmas spirit they have all made it onto my nice list!" said Dean. "I especially hope to bring joy to all the key workers who have been working throughout this difficult time, they deserve to have an extra special Christmas." REUTERS/Molly Darlington SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A Christmas present that will be delivered by Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich, who delivers...
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A Christmas present that will be delivered by Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich, who delivers Christmas presents dressed as Santa Claus to local villages, is pictured on his bike in Davenham, Britain, November 25, 2020. "There's no one on my naughty list this year, it's been a terribly hard year for many people, so to get everyone in the Christmas spirit they have all made it onto my nice list!" said Dean. "I especially hope to bring joy to all the key workers who have been working throughout this difficult time, they deserve to have an extra special Christmas." REUTERS/Molly Darlington SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
The coat of Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich who delivers Christmas presents to local...
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
The coat of Paul Dean, 35, a personal trainer from Northwich who delivers Christmas presents to local villages dressed as Santa Claus, is pictured in Davenham, Britain, November 25, 2020. "There's no one on my naughty list this year, it's been a terribly hard year for many people, so to get everyone in the Christmas spirit they have all made it onto my nice list!" said Dean. "I especially hope to bring joy to all the key workers who have been working throughout this difficult time, they deserve to have an extra special Christmas." REUTERS/Molly Darlington SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, posing for photographs dressed in his...
Berlin, Germany
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A combination picture shows Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, posing for photographs dressed in his everyday clothing and as Santa Claus, and a Christmas decoration, in his living room, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Berlin, Germany, December 4, 2020. "If it ever happens that children show up on my naughty list, which is not very often the case, it's because they try to pull my beard, don't believe in me, and, this year in particular, if they don't wash their hands." REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A gift box with sweets, toys and souvenirs signed "Moscow residence of Father Frost" is pictured in Moscow,...
Moscow, Russia
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A gift box with sweets, toys and souvenirs signed "Moscow residence of Father Frost" is pictured in Moscow, Russia, November 28, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A Christmas decoration is pictured in Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go's living room, amid the coronavirus...
Berlin, Germany
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A Christmas decoration is pictured in Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go's living room, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Berlin, Germany, December 4, 2020. "If it ever happens that children show up on my naughty list, which is not very often the case, it's because they try to pull my beard, don't believe in me, and, this year in particular, if they don't wash their hands," said Tholey. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, poses for a photograph in his everyday clothing...
Abuja, Nigeria
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Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, poses for a photograph in his everyday clothing at the station in Abuja, Nigeria, December 4, 2020. "I normally use gloves as Father Christmas, but this year due to COVID-19, I am using rubber gloves and each time I hand over gifts to children, I will sanitise my hands." REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, dressed as Santa Claus, holds a book in his living room, amid the...
Berlin, Germany
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, dressed as Santa Claus, holds a book in his living room, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Berlin, Germany, December 3, 2020. "If it ever happens that children show up on my naughty list, which is not very often the case, it's because they try to pull my beard, don't believe in me, and, this year in particular, if they don't wash their hands," said Tholey. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, poses for a photograph at the station in...
Abuja, Nigeria
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, poses for a photograph at the station in Abuja, Nigeria, December 4, 2020. "I normally use gloves as Father Christmas, but this year due to COVID-19, I am using rubber gloves and each time I hand over gifts to children, I will sanitise my hands." REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Director-screenwriter Vadim Lavrov, 65, wears his Father Frost costume as he performs for children with...
Moscow, Russia
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Director-screenwriter Vadim Lavrov, 65, wears his Father Frost costume as he performs for children with disabilities in Moscow, Russia, November 28, 2020. "I wish everyone in Russia and the world to be healthy. Then we will start visiting each other again," said Lavrov. "The biggest difference this year is much less direct communication. Number of posts and emails is growing." REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A present given out by Daniel Edidiong, Santa Claus for Independent Television, is pictured after a visit...
Abuja, Nigeria
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A present given out by Daniel Edidiong, Santa Claus for Independent Television, is pictured after a visit to ITV television station in Abuja, Nigeria, December 4, 2020. "I normally use gloves as Father Christmas, but this year due to COVID-19, I am using rubber gloves and each time I hand over gifts to children, I will sanitise my hands." REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, poses for a photograph at the station in...
Abuja, Nigeria
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, poses for a photograph at the station in Abuja, Nigeria, December 4, 2020. "I normally use gloves as Father Christmas, but this year due to COVID-19, I am using rubber gloves and each time I hand over gifts to children, I will sanitise my hands." REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Vadim Lavrov, 65, director-screenwriter, posing for photographs in his everyday...
Moscow, Russia
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A combination picture shows Vadim Lavrov, 65, director-screenwriter, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing and wearing his Father Frost costume, and a gift box with sweets, toys and souvenirs that reads: "Moscow residence of Father Frost", at the residence of Father Frost in Moscow, Russia, November 28, 2020. "I wish everyone in Russia and the world to be healthy. Then we will start visiting each other again," said Lavrov. "The biggest difference this year is much less direct communication. Number of posts and emails is growing." REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Dana Friedman, 61, poses for a photograph in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Dana Friedman, 61, poses for a photograph in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an attorney by trade started appearing as Santa Claus in 2001 for first responders and their families after 9/11 and has continued the tradition for both charity and private events. Friedman urges people take time this year to appreciate the beauty and good in the world. "While you're at it, do something nice for a total stranger," he said. "But don't let them know you did it ... Let them pay it forward in their own way." REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Dana Friedman, 61, adjusts his custom reindeer belt buckle, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9,...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Dana Friedman, 61, adjusts his custom reindeer belt buckle, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an attorney by trade started appearing as Santa Claus in 2001 for first responders and their families after 9/11 and has continued the tradition for both charity and private events. Friedman urges people take time this year to appreciate the beauty and good in the world. "While you're at it, do something nice for a total stranger," he said. "But don't let them know you did it ... Let them pay it forward in their own way." REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Dana Friedman, 61, holds a stuffed toy that will be donated to children at St. Mary's Hospital, in Brooklyn,...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Dana Friedman, 61, holds a stuffed toy that will be donated to children at St. Mary's Hospital, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an attorney by trade, started appearing as Santa Claus in 2001 for first responders and their families after 9/11 and has continued the tradition for both charity and private events. Friedman urges people take time this year to appreciate the beauty and good in the world. "While you're at it, do something nice for a total stranger," he said. "But don't let them know you did it ... Let them pay it forward in their own way." REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Dana Friedman, 61, poses for a portrait in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an attorney...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Dana Friedman, 61, poses for a portrait in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an attorney by trade started appearing as Santa Claus in 2001 for first responders and their families after 9/11 and has continued the tradition for both charity and private events. Friedman urges people take time this year to appreciate the beauty and good in the world. "While you're at it, do something nice for a total stranger," he said. "But don't let them know you did it ... Let them pay it forward in their own way." REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, in his everyday...
Abuja, Nigeria
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A combination picture shows Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, in his everyday clothing and dressed up as Santa, and a box with a gift, at the TV station in Abuja, Nigeria December 4, 2020. "I normally use gloves as Father Christmas, but this year due to COVID-19, I am using rubber gloves and each time I hand over gifts to children, I will sanitise my hands." REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Dana Friedman, 61, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing and dressed...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A combination picture shows Dana Friedman, 61, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing and dressed up as Santa Claus, and him holding a stuffed toy that will be donated to children at St. Mary's Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an attorney by trade started appearing as Santa Claus in 2001 for first responders and their families after 9/11 and has continued the tradition for both charity and private events. Friedman urges people take time this year to appreciate the beauty and good in the world. "While you're at it, do something nice for a total stranger," he said. "But don't let them know you did it ... Let them pay it forward in their own way." REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, dressed as Santa Claus, gestures as he poses for a photograph on a street in...
Mexico City, Mexico
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, dressed as Santa Claus, gestures as he poses for a photograph on a street in Mexico City, Mexico, December 3, 2020. "Faith and hope must move the heart of the humanity," said Zelayaran, who will don a face shield when he distributes dolls and other gifts at an orphanage in Mexico City. "I want to see families taking care of each other and knowing that even from afar, love and hope always survive." REUTERS/Edgard Garrido SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, poses for photograph dressed as Santa Claus at his home in Kolkata, India,...
Kolkata, India
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, poses for photograph dressed as Santa Claus at his home in Kolkata, India, December 4, 2020. "I wish to make the world war-free, pollution-free and epidemic-free for our coming generations. No one should cheat each other, God is watching everything from above. I wish and pray to God to save the world from COVID-19 and my sincere wish to say bye-bye to the disease by the end of 2020," said Bairagi. "Politicians are on my naughty list and actors, like me, who entertain people no matter what the situation is, are on my nice list." REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Oliver Levi-Malouf poses for a photograph dressed as a drag queen Santa at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney,...
Sydney, Australia
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Oliver Levi-Malouf poses for a photograph dressed as a drag queen Santa at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, Australia, November 28, 2020. The Imperial Hotel is a bar and pub where Levi-Malouf performs in drag throughout the year and puts on a Santa event for youth around Christmas. "My Christmas message to the world is to be kinder to everyone in a time when we are so isolated," said Levi-Malouf. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, gestures as he poses for a photograph on a street in Mexico City, Mexico, December...
Mexico City, Mexico
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Alejandro Zelayaran, 43, gestures as he poses for a photograph on a street in Mexico City, Mexico, December 3, 2020. "Faith and hope must move the heart of the humanity," said Zelayaran, who will don a face shield when he distributes dolls and other gifts at an orphanage in Mexico City. "I want to see families taking care of each other and knowing that even from afar, love and hope always survive." REUTERS/Edgard Garrido SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, poses for a photograph...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, poses for a photograph at a studio where he does online interactions with children and records videos, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2020. Cherem encourages people reach out to each other. "Get on the phone, send messages, it doesn't cost much with the internet," he said. "Since we can't hug in person, send a message of peace to a friend. He needs it, while he is at home." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, poses for photograph...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, poses for photograph in his everyday clothing at a studio where he does online interactions with children and records videos, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2020. Cherem encourages people reach out to each other. "Get on the phone, send messages, it doesn't cost much with the internet," he said. "Since we can't hug in person, send a message of peace to a friend. He needs it, while he is at home." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, poses for a photograph...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, poses for a photograph wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a studio where he does online interactions with children and records videos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2020. Cherem encourages people reach out to each other. "Get on the phone, send messages, it doesn't cost much with the internet," he said. "Since we can't hug in person, send a message of peace to a friend. He needs it, while he is at home." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A combination picture shows Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing and dressed as Santa, and holding a letter with Christmas wishes, at a studio where he does online interactions with children and records videos, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2020. Cherem encourages people reach out to each other. "Get on the phone, send messages, it doesn't cost much with the internet," he said. "Since we can't hug in person, send a message of peace to a friend. He needs it, while he is at home." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/SANTAS-GLOBAL
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, in his everyday...
Abuja, Nigeria
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A combination picture shows Daniel Edidiong, 36, Santa Claus for Independent Television, in his everyday clothing and dressed up as Santa, and a box with a gift, at the TV station in Abuja, Nigeria December 4, 2020. "I normally use gloves as Father Christmas, but this year due to COVID-19, I am using rubber gloves and each time I hand over gifts to children, I will sanitise my hands." REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, holds a letter at a...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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Santa Claus Limachem Cherem, 64, who runs a school for Santas in Rio de Janeiro, holds a letter at a studio where he does online interactions with children and records videos, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 25, 2020. Cherem encourages people reach out to each other. "Get on the phone, send messages, it doesn't cost much with the internet," he said. "Since we can't hug in person, send a message of peace to a friend. He needs it, while he is at home." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Dana Friedman, 61, poses for a photograph in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an...
New York, UNITED STATES
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Dana Friedman, 61, poses for a photograph in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 9, 2020. Friedman, an attorney by trade started appearing as Santa Claus in 2001 for first responders and their families after 9/11 and has continued the tradition for both charity and private events. Friedman urges people take time this year to appreciate the beauty and good in the world. "While you're at it, do something nice for a total stranger," he said. "But don't let them know you did it ... Let them pay it forward in their own way." REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, poses for a photograph dresesed as Santa Claus in his living room,...
Berlin, Germany
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Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, poses for a photograph dresesed as Santa Claus in his living room, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, December 3, 2020. "If it ever happens that children show up on my naughty list, which is not very often the case, it's because they try to pull my beard, don't believe in me, and, this year in particular, if they don't wash their hands," said Tholey. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, poses for a photograph in his living room, amid the coronavirus...
Berlin, Germany
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Frederik Tholey of Weihnachstmann2Go, poses for a photograph in his living room, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Berlin, Germany, December 4, 2020. "If it ever happens that children show up on my naughty list, which is not very often the case, it's because they try to pull my beard, don't believe in me, and, this year in particular, if they don't wash their hands," said Tholey. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, poses for photograph dressed as Santa Claus at his home in Kolkata, India,...
Kolkata, India
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Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, poses for photograph dressed as Santa Claus at his home in Kolkata, India, December 4, 2020. "I wish to make the world war-free, pollution-free and epidemic-free for our coming generations. No one should cheat each other, God is watching everything from above. I wish and pray to God to save the world from COVID-19 and my sincere wish to say bye-bye to the disease by the end of 2020," said Bairagi. "Politicians are on my naughty list and actors, like me, who entertain people no matter what the situation is, are on my nice list." REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, poses for photograph dressed in his everyday clothing before dressing up as...
Kolkata, India
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, poses for photograph dressed in his everyday clothing before dressing up as Santa Claus at his home in Kolkata, India, December 4, 2020. "I wish to make the world war-free, pollution-free and epidemic-free for our coming generations. No one should cheat each other, God is watching everything from above. I wish and pray to God to save the world from COVID-19 and my sincere wish to say bye-bye to the disease by the end of 2020," said Bairagi. "Politicians are on my naughty list and actors, like me, who entertain people no matter what the situation is, are on my nice list." REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing...
Kolkata, India
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A combination picture shows Kamal Krishna Bairagi, 41, posing for photographs in his everyday clothing and dressed as Santa Claus, and a box of gifts that he will distribute amongst children, inside his house in Kolkata, India, December 4 - December 5, 2020. "I wish to make the world war free, pollution free and epidemic free for our coming generations. No one should cheat each other, God is watching everything from above. I wish and pray to God to save the world from COVID-19 and my sincere wish to say bye-bye to the disease by the end of 2020," said Bairagi. "Politicians are on my naughty list and actors, like me who entertain people no matter what the situation is, are on my nice list." REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Oliver Levi-Malouf poses for a photograph at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, Australia, November 28, 2020....
Sydney, Australia
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Oliver Levi-Malouf poses for a photograph at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, Australia, November 28, 2020. The Imperial Hotel is a bar and pub where Levi-Malouf performs in drag throughout the year and puts on a Santa event for youth around Christmas. "My Christmas message to the world is to be kinder to everyone in a time when we are so isolated," said Levi-Malouf. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Oliver Levi-Malouf posing for photographs in their everyday clothing and...
Sydney, Australia
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A combination picture shows Oliver Levi-Malouf posing for photographs in their everyday clothing and dressed as a drag queen Santa and a feathered bird fascinator to be given as a present to a youth near Christmas, at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, Australia, November 28, 2020. The Imperial Hotel is a bar and pub where Levi-Malouf performs in drag throughout the year and puts on a Santa event for youth around Christmas. "My Christmas message to the world is to be kinder to everyone in a time when we are so isolated," said Levi-Malouf. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 15, 2020
A feathered bird fascinator, to be given as a present to a youth near Christmas by Oliver Levi-Malouf...
Sydney, Australia
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A feathered bird fascinator, to be given as a present to a youth near Christmas by Oliver Levi-Malouf in character as a drag queen Santa, is pictured at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, Australia, November 28, 2020. The Imperial Hotel is a bar and pub where Levi-Malouf performs in drag throughout the year and puts on a Santa event for youth around Christmas. "My Christmas message to the world is to be kinder to everyone in a time when we are so isolated," said Levi-Malouf. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Oliver Levi-Malouf poses for a photograph dressed as a drag queen Santa at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney,...
Sydney, Australia
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Oliver Levi-Malouf poses for a photograph dressed as a drag queen Santa at The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, Australia, November 28, 2020. The Imperial Hotel is a bar and pub where Levi-Malouf performs in drag throughout the year and puts on a Santa event for youth around Christmas. "My Christmas message to the world is to be kinder to everyone in a time when we are so isolated," said Levi-Malouf. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Dmitry Slektor, 71, a pensioner who worked as a mechanic at a glass factory, pose for a photograph dressed...
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Dmitry Slektor, 71, a pensioner who worked as a mechanic at a glass factory, pose for a photograph dressed as Santa Claus in his apartment in Almaty, Kazakhstan, December 3, 2020. "Let all wars end next year and stability will come and the coronovirus pandemic will end," said Slektor. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa...
Tokyo, Japan
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Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa Claus by the Greenland Santa Claus Association, wears his Santa Claus costume as he poses for a photograph at his Gyoza dumplings restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2020. Yamamoto wants to reassure children that Santa is still coming to their houses this Christmas. "I've never heard of a Christmas where Santa Claus didn't appear," he said. "I might try to get in your houses through a different route from usual, but I will most certainly visit everyone's homes – after, of course, washing my hands, gargling, disinfecting the soles of my shoes, and taking the proper measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus." REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name),...
Tokyo, Japan
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A combination picture shows Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, a Santa Claus authorized by the Greenland Santa Claus Association, posing for photographs wearing his Mambo musician costume and Santa Claus costume, and a stuffed giraffe is an example of a gift that he is going to give to children, at his Gyoza dumplings restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2020. Yamamoto wants to reassure children that Santa is still coming to their houses this Christmas. "I've never heard of a Christmas where Santa Claus didn't appear," he said. "I might try to get in your houses through a different route from usual, but I will most certainly visit everyone's homes ? after, of course, washing my hands, gargling, disinfecting the soles of my shoes, and taking the proper measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus." REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A stuffed giraffe which is an example of a gift that Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified...
Tokyo, Japan
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A stuffed giraffe which is an example of a gift that Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), an authorized Santa Claus by the Greenland Santa Claus Association, often gives to children is pictured at his Gyoza dumplings restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2020. Yamamoto wants to reassure children that Santa is still coming to their houses this Christmas. "I've never heard of a Christmas where Santa Claus didn't appear," he said. "I might try to get in your houses through a different route from usual, but I will most certainly visit everyone's homes after, of course, washing my hands, gargling, disinfecting the soles of my shoes, and taking the proper measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus." REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa...
Tokyo, Japan
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Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa Claus by the Greenland Santa Claus Association, wears his Santa Claus costume as he shows his key ring at his Gyoza dumplings restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2020. Yamamoto has been a Santa for 23 years, and takes an annual certification test he says is no walk in the park. "I was tested on how quickly I ate ginger biscuits, climbed chimneys, and laughed merrily with a good 'Ho, ho, ho'," he said. REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa Claus...
Tokyo, Japan
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa Claus by the Greenland Santa Claus Association, wears his Mambo musician costume as he poses for a photograph at his Gyoza dumplings restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2020. Yamamoto wants to reassure children that Santa is still coming to their houses this Christmas. "I've never heard of a Christmas where Santa Claus didn't appear," he said. "I might try to get in your houses through a different route from usual, but I will most certainly visit everyone's homes after, of course, washing my hands, gargling, disinfecting the soles of my shoes, and taking the proper measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus." REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A combination picture shows Melissa Freiha, 25, posing for photographs in her everyday clothing and dressed...
Beirut, Lebanon
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A combination picture shows Melissa Freiha, 25, posing for photographs in her everyday clothing and dressed up as Santa Claus, and a Christmas ornament of an angel, hand-sewn by Freiha and her mother, that is to be distributed as a free gift, at her home in Mar Mikhael neighbourhood of Beirut, Lebanon, December 10, 2020. "This year, as our entire world is changing, the simple act of welcoming Santa into one's home is opening up and defying all the constraints that the pandemic has forced us to live in," said Melissa. REUTERS/Emma Freiha SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Melissa Freiha, 25, poses for a photograph in her everyday clothing by her Christmas corner at her home...
Beirut, Lebanon
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Melissa Freiha, 25, poses for a photograph in her everyday clothing by her Christmas corner at her home in Mar Mikhael neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, December 10, 2020. "This year, as our entire world is changing, the simple act of welcoming Santa into one's home is opening up and defying all the constraints that the pandemic has forced us to live in," said Melissa. REUTERS/Emma Freiha SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Melissa Freiha, 25, dressed as Santa Claus, adjusts her beard as she poses by her Christmas corner at...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Melissa Freiha, 25, dressed as Santa Claus, adjusts her beard as she poses by her Christmas corner at her home in Mar Mikhael neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, December 10, 2020. "This year, as our entire world is changing, the simple act of welcoming Santa into one's home is opening up and defying all the constraints that the pandemic has forced us to live in," said Melissa. REUTERS/Emma Freiha SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A hand-sewn Christmas ornament of an angel, made by Melissa and her mother, that is to be distributed...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A hand-sewn Christmas ornament of an angel, made by Melissa and her mother, that is to be distributed as a free gift, is pictured at Melissa's home in Mar Mikhael neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, December 10, 2020. "This year, as our entire world is changing, the simple act of welcoming Santa into one's home is opening up and defying all the constraints that the pandemic has forced us to live in," said Melissa. REUTERS/Emma Freiha SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Dmitry Slektor, 71, a pensioner who worked as a mechanic at a glass factory, poses for a photograph dressed...
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Dmitry Slektor, 71, a pensioner who worked as a mechanic at a glass factory, poses for a photograph dressed as Santa Claus in his apartment in Almaty, Kazakhstan, December 3, 2020. "Let all wars end next year and stability will come and the coronovirus pandemic will end," said Slektor. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
Melissa Freiha, 25, dressed as Santa Claus, poses for a photograph by her Christmas corner at her house...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
Melissa Freiha, 25, dressed as Santa Claus, poses for a photograph by her Christmas corner at her house in Mar Mikhael neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, December 10, 2020. "This year, as our entire world is changing, the simple act of welcoming Santa into one's home is opening up and defying all the constraints that the pandemic has forced us to live in," said Melissa. REUTERS/Emma Freiha SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 15, 2020
A Christmas toy belonging to Dmitry Slektor, 71, a pensioner who worked as a mechanic at a glass factory...
Almaty, Kazakhstan
The Wider Image: Christmas wishes from Santas around the world
A Christmas toy belonging to Dmitry Slektor, 71, a pensioner who worked as a mechanic at a glass factory and who dresses up as Santa, is pictured at his apartment in Almaty, Kazakhstan, December 3, 2020. "Let all wars end next year and stability will come and the coronovirus pandemic will end," said Slektor. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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