One festival, million ways to celebrate

The holiday season kicked-off with some insane Christmas celebrations

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A diver in a Santa Claus costume swims with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea.

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Crowds of people celebrate Christmas in Taipei, Taiwan

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A surfer dressed as Santa gets to his feet as he braves the cold seas and near flat waves during the annual Surfing Santa as part of the Santa Run and Surf 2016 at Fistral Beach in Newquay.

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People dressed as Santa take part in the beach fun run as part of the Santa Run and Surf 2016 at Fistral Beach in Newquay.

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People pay tribute to George Michael with messages and flowers outside the Oxfordshire home of the British pop singer.

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Christians wearing Santa costumes celebrate Christmas in a slum area in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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North Bondi Life-Savers pose beside a Christmas tree at Bondi Beach, Australia.

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A woman and boy travel by rickshaw driven by a man in a Father Christmas costume along Oxford Street.

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Soldiers from the Iraqi Army Special Forces light candles during the Christmas mass at the Mar Shimoni Church.

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A swimmer poses for a photograph as he jumps into the pool for a Christmas Day swim at Brockwell Lido.

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A Leicester Tigers fan poses during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park.

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Boys take part in a Christmas day mass held for internally displaced people from Christian towns of Bartella and Qaraqosh at a church in Erbil.

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Mourners lay flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial next to the site where two days before a man drove a heavy truck into a Christmas market in an apparent terrorist attack on December 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

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Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir have their final practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve.

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Father Christmas and his seaside donkey Dino pose for photographs outside a snow-covered Harrods

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Around ten thousand adults dressed as Santa Claus and children dressed as elves try to break the world record for the race with the most competitors dressed as Santa

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A group of children dressed as Santa's Helpers enjoy their feast.

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Christmas eve in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

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Father Christmas in London, England

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Amazon fulfilment centre process orders as they prepare their busiest time of the year.

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Children wait for their Santa Claus in Rawlinna, Australia

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Santacon, an annual parade that takes place in cities around the world and sees revellers dressed in Father Christmas costumes take to the streets to spread seasonal cheer walk through Bloomsbury.

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Every year, to celebrate Christmas, the Devon tourist attraction creates a winter wonderland among the miniature world on display to the public in Torquay, England