People dressed as Santa Claus row during a Christmas regatta along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, December 17. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Ho, ho, ho. Brazilian Rodrigo Franca prepares for his role as “Papai Negro” or “Black Santa,” for a Christmas event at a school in the City of God favela in Rio de Janeiro. New eyeglasses have been added this year so Santa can better see who's been naughty or nice. Photo by Bruna Prado, Associated Press.