One of the things I love about my job is consistently seeing images from all over the world and learning about different customs and cultures. The eve of St. Nicholas must be so much fun for adults and kiddos alike in the Czech Republic. I can't imagine this event would go over well in the U.S. though, as I'm sure someone would find something silly to sue someone over and ruin everything. In any case, I think a little reaction within this picture would have made it better.
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A street actor dressed as a devil frightens young children in downtown Prague, Czech Republic on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006. On the eve of St. Nicholas, Czech people traditionally celebrate by dressing up as Devils, Angels and St. Nicholas, and visiting children in their homes, handing out small presents such as coal, potatoes or other gifts.