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Santas in the sun and sea – World Santa Claus Congress in Copenhagen

Actors dressed as Santa Claus take a refreshing bath at Bellevue Beach north of Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 24, 2018, as they take part in the World Santa Congress, an annual two-day event held every summer in Copenhagen. (Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty Images)

Santas in the sun and sea – World Santa Claus Congress in Copenhagen

Braving Europe’s heat wave, more than 150 Santas from around the world donned their heavy Santa suits at their annual conference in Denmark.

As the 61st World Santa Claus Congress kicked off in Copenhagen, many of the delegates — from countries as far away as Japan and the United States — took a dip in the sea, to the amusement of local bathers.

The three-day event will see the Santas visit the famed Little Mermaid statue during a parade and go head-to-head in the Santa Obstacle Course World Championships. (Reuters)

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