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The naked truth about Santas in Hungary

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 00:59

Dec. 10 -Half naked Santas in Budapest take on freezing conditions for a charity run. Tara Cleary reports.

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Stripped of their inhibitions, around 100 Hungarians race through Budapest's streets dressed in the bare minimum. In below freezing temperatures, contestants had to do more than just jog to stay warm, says organizer Krisztian Mehes. SOUNDBITE: Krisztian Mehes, organizer of Santa run, saying (English): "We run about three kilometers and about every three to four hundred meters we stop, we do push-ups on the street, we sing Santa songs and we do fun things." The Santa-antics are in aid of charity -- Mehes calls it a type of protest to show that kindness is worthwhile. And some seem to have found the the secret to staying warm. SOUNDBITE: Betti Gulyas, Santa runner, saying (Hungarian): "You have to keep moving and be happy, smile and think of others happily." And what could keep you happier, or warmer, than a jolly pile of Santas?

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The naked truth about Santas in Hungary

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 00:59