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Santa Clauses surf, laugh and row around the world

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Members of a Laughter Yoga club practice laughter yoga in Ly Thai To Park in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Dec. 23. About 200 members of the club wearing Santa Claus costumes gathered at the park to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year. Laughter yoga is a physical exercise that has recently been imported to Vietnam.

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A Balinese man dressed as Santa Claus takes advantage of the good sea conditions as he goes surfing off a beach in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, on Dec. 22.

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People dressed as Santa Claus row boats on the Venice canal on Dec. 22.