Children and Christmas

Dec 24, 2013, 10:25 AM IST
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President Barack Obama, laughs as children dressed like elves gathered around a Christmas tree, look at their presents presented to them by the first family at the National Building Museum in Washington.

President Barack Obama, laughs as children dressed like elves gathered around a Christmas tree, look at their presents presented to them by the first family at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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President Barack Obama greets children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

President Barack Obama greets children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, join children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, join children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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A child greets a diver dressed as Santa Claus and waving at children at the Creta Aquarium in the city of Iraklio, on the Greek island of Crete.

A child greets a diver dressed as Santa Claus and waving at children at the Creta Aquarium in the city of Iraklio, on the Greek island of Crete.

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Runners in costume, some dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the 37th

Runners in costume, some dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the 37th "Christmas Corrida Race" in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris.

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Visitors play with shredded papers with Christmas decorations to celebrate the festival season at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

Visitors play with shredded papers with Christmas decorations to celebrate the festival season at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

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An employee in Santa outfit greets children as he rappels down from the roof of a hotel during a promotional event to celebrate Christmas in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.

An employee in Santa outfit greets children as he rappels down from the roof of a hotel during a promotional event to celebrate Christmas in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.

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Pancho Claus, Rudy Martinez, right, visits with students at Knowlton Elementary School, in San Antonio.

Pancho Claus, Rudy Martinez, right, visits with students at Knowlton Elementary School, in San Antonio.

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A man portraying Santa Claus talks to 6-month-old Aubree-Jane Halladay, of Scarborough, Maine, at a mall in South Portland, Maine.

A man portraying Santa Claus talks to 6-month-old Aubree-Jane Halladay, of Scarborough, Maine, at a mall in South Portland, Maine.

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A girl stands next to the statue

A girl stands next to the statue "Santa Claus tourist in the USA" on display, in Menton, southeastern France.

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A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume greets children at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea.

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume greets children at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea.

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