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Where on earth is Santa - and just what is he doing?

Caution: This gallery contains images that while funny, might be hard to explain to little ones. And we don't want to spoil the fun

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Santa rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle past children at Toddler Town in East Alton, Ill.

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Santa gets an eye exam at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn.

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Santa takes part in a Zombie Walk at the Revolution Monument in Mexico City.

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Santa counts votes on a labour agreement proposal with Boeing Co. at the IAM Seattle Union Hall in Seattle, Wash.

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Santa feeds a five-meter long whale shark named Hachibei at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo.

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Santa stands on the field before the start of the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo at the San Siro stadium in Milan.

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Santa checks his mobile phone during at break at Santa's Grotto in Selfridges department store in London.

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Santa meets Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene, during the inauguration of the Christmas village in Monaco.

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Santa Claus disembarks from a Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter in Akhiok, Alaska.

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Santa belts out tunes with, from left, Sasha Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Kermit the Frog, TV host Carson Daly and President Barack Obama at the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington.

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Santa raises takes part in the annual Santa Dash in Liverpool, England.

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Santa bungee jumps above Kuta beach, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

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Santa Claus sits on the steps to City Hall in Los Angeles, overlooking where anti-Wall Street demonstrators camped out.

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Santa chats with a young woman on West 49th Street in New York.

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Santa walks past a cafe in Berlin.

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