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December 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Santa (and his helpers) around the world

Santa is everywhere this time of year. Hundreds of runners dressed as Santa race in 5k runs in Spain.  Santas cruise on Harleys in U.S. motorcycle charity rides. Santa goes diving in commercial aquariums in Asia. I was in Hawaii last week, where a jolly suntanned Santa in the signature hat and red bathing trunks – and that was it – cheerfully strolled along Waikiki beach on a balmy evening.

Take a look at our photo gallery of “Santas of the world” to see the good cheer being spread near and far.

A diver dressed as Santa embraces a An aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark at  the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, (Shizuo Kambayashi / AP)

A diver dressed as Santa embraces a  Zebra shark at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo. (Shizuo Kambayashi / AP)

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