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Dec 23, 2016

Visiting Santa in Lapland

Visiting Santa in Lapland

As the holiday nears, every day is busy for Santa's team in Rovaniemi, Finland, which calls itself his official hometown, near the Arctic Circle.
Merry Holidays to you all.

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A barman waits for customers at the Arctice ice bar in the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland, December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Visitors stand outside Santa Claus' office at Santa Claus' Village on the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland, December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus talks to Eloise and Noah Seymour from England at Santa Claus' Village on the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Decorations are carved into the walls of a hotel room at Snowman World in the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland, December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Letters to Santa Clause from around the world are displayed at the Santa Clause Office in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland, December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus waits for visitors at Santa Claus' Village on the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Elina, dressed as a Christmas elf, reads letters from around the world which were sent to Santa Claus at the Santa Claus' Post Office, in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus talks to the Caballero family from Itay at Santa Claus' Village in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finalnd December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus talks to Eloise and Noah Seymour from England at Santa Claus' Village in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus rides in his sleigh as he prepares for Christmas in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus rides in his sleigh as he prepares for Christmas in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Santa Claus rides in his sleigh as he prepares for Christmas in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Letters from around the world are stored at the Santa Claus' Post Office in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Customers enter a restaurant in the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Finland, December 15, 2016. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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