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Ivan Timofeenko, co-founder of "Newton Park", a private interactive museum of science, dressed as Santa Claus, exhales a cloud of liquid nitrogen at a temperature of about minus 196 degrees Celsius (minus 320.8 degrees Fahrenheit), during the "Arctic" scientific show for school children at the "Square of Peace" museum center in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 24, 2015. A group of young engineers, scientists and researchers, who specialize in chemistry, applied mathematics and physics, founded the interactive museum of science to conduct experiments aimed at the popularization of the exact sciences for pupils and their parents. The experiment demonstrated the Leidenfrost effect phenomenon, in which a liquid produces a layer of insulating vapor that prevents the liquid getting into a direct contact with a surface much hotter than the liquid's boiling point, according to organizers. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Ivan Timofeenko, co-founder of "Newton Park", a private interactive museum of science, dressed as Santa Claus, exhales a cloud of liquid nitrogen at a temperature of about minus 196 degrees Celsius (minus 320.8 degrees Fahrenheit), during the...more

Ivan Timofeenko, co-founder of "Newton Park", a private interactive museum of science, dressed as Santa Claus, exhales a cloud of liquid nitrogen at a temperature of about minus 196 degrees Celsius (minus 320.8 degrees Fahrenheit), during the "Arctic" scientific show for school children at the "Square of Peace" museum center in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 24, 2015. A group of young engineers, scientists and researchers, who specialize in chemistry, applied mathematics and physics, founded the interactive museum of science to conduct experiments aimed at the popularization of the exact sciences for pupils and their parents. The experiment demonstrated the Leidenfrost effect phenomenon, in which a liquid produces a layer of insulating vapor that prevents the liquid getting into a direct contact with a surface much hotter than the liquid's boiling point, according to organizers. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Leandro Wendell dos Santos, 14, wearing a Santa Claus costume, plays with kids as he walks along the alley of the Mare slum complex to distribute presents to children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Fabio Teixeira

Leandro Wendell dos Santos, 14, wearing a Santa Claus costume, plays with kids as he walks along the alley of the Mare slum complex to distribute presents to children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Fabio Teixeira

Leandro Wendell dos Santos, 14, wearing a Santa Claus costume, plays with kids as he walks along the alley of the Mare slum complex to distribute presents to children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Fabio Teixeira
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Winter swimmers look on as a man (R) wearing a Santa Claus hat and beard jumps into a pool carved into thick ice covering the Songhua River, to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Winter swimmers look on as a man (R) wearing a Santa Claus hat and beard jumps into a pool carved into thick ice covering the Songhua River, to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, December 24, 2015....more

Winter swimmers look on as a man (R) wearing a Santa Claus hat and beard jumps into a pool carved into thick ice covering the Songhua River, to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Sheng Li
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A man dressed as Father Frost, equivalent of Santa Claus, gives a present to a boy on the eve of Christmas in a burn unit of a hospital in Minsk, Belarus December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A man dressed as Father Frost, equivalent of Santa Claus, gives a present to a boy on the eve of Christmas in a burn unit of a hospital in Minsk, Belarus December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A man dressed as Father Frost, equivalent of Santa Claus, gives a present to a boy on the eve of Christmas in a burn unit of a hospital in Minsk, Belarus December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus and a reindeer pose for photographers as he cleans a glass window at an event to celebrate the upcoming Christmas at a shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus and a reindeer pose for photographers as he cleans a glass window at an event to celebrate the upcoming Christmas at a shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus and a reindeer pose for photographers as he cleans a glass window at an event to celebrate the upcoming Christmas at a shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Volunteers wearing Santa Claus costumes distribute presents to the poor in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Volunteers wearing Santa Claus costumes distribute presents to the poor in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Volunteers wearing Santa Claus costumes distribute presents to the poor in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of the Langland Board Surfers group takes part in a Surfing Santa competition at Langland Bay in Gower, Wales, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

A member of the Langland Board Surfers group takes part in a Surfing Santa competition at Langland Bay in Gower, Wales, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

A member of the Langland Board Surfers group takes part in a Surfing Santa competition at Langland Bay in Gower, Wales, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
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Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh wears a Santa Claus costume as he rides a camel and poses for the media during an annual Christmas tree distribution by the Jerusalem municipality on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, December 21, 2015. The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh wears a Santa Claus costume as he rides a camel and poses for the media during an annual Christmas tree distribution by the Jerusalem municipality on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, December 21, 2015. The Dome of the...more

Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh wears a Santa Claus costume as he rides a camel and poses for the media during an annual Christmas tree distribution by the Jerusalem municipality on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, December 21, 2015. The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Claudionor Jose de Deus, wearing a Santa Claus costume, waves to people on a boat in the Amazon River, in rural Manaus, Brazil, December 19, 2015. Jose de Deus is part of a volunteer group that distributes toys to children from poor neighborhoods and riverside communities that are distant from the city. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Claudionor Jose de Deus, wearing a Santa Claus costume, waves to people on a boat in the Amazon River, in rural Manaus, Brazil, December 19, 2015. Jose de Deus is part of a volunteer group that distributes toys to children from poor neighborhoods and...more

Claudionor Jose de Deus, wearing a Santa Claus costume, waves to people on a boat in the Amazon River, in rural Manaus, Brazil, December 19, 2015. Jose de Deus is part of a volunteer group that distributes toys to children from poor neighborhoods and riverside communities that are distant from the city. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A man dressed as Santa Claus, speaks with a woman with a baby treated at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Guatemala City, December 16, 2015. The hospital organises the event annually where Santa Claus distributes gifts to children receiving medical attention. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A man dressed as Santa Claus, speaks with a woman with a baby treated at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Guatemala City, December 16, 2015. The hospital organises the event annually where Santa Claus distributes gifts to children receiving medical...more

A man dressed as Santa Claus, speaks with a woman with a baby treated at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Guatemala City, December 16, 2015. The hospital organises the event annually where Santa Claus distributes gifts to children receiving medical attention. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez
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A member of the "Sibspas" Siberian search and rescue group dressed as Santa Claus, climbs to the rock named "The Fourth Stolb" (the Fourth Pillar) at the Stolby National Nature Reserve during a training session of the Russian Emergencies Ministry outside Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A member of the "Sibspas" Siberian search and rescue group dressed as Santa Claus, climbs to the rock named "The Fourth Stolb" (the Fourth Pillar) at the Stolby National Nature Reserve during a training session of the Russian Emergencies Ministry...more

A member of the "Sibspas" Siberian search and rescue group dressed as Santa Claus, climbs to the rock named "The Fourth Stolb" (the Fourth Pillar) at the Stolby National Nature Reserve during a training session of the Russian Emergencies Ministry outside Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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A man dressed as a Santa Claus poses on top of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz square in Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2015 REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A man dressed as a Santa Claus poses on top of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz square in Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2015 REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A man dressed as a Santa Claus poses on top of the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz square in Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2015 REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with sardines during a promotional event for Christmas "Sardines Feeding Show with Santa Claus" at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with sardines during a promotional event for Christmas "Sardines Feeding Show with Santa Claus" at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with sardines during a promotional event for Christmas "Sardines Feeding Show with Santa Claus" at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A man, dressed as Santa Claus, speeds down during a promotional event on the opening weekend in the alpine ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland, December 6, 2015. Skiers dressed as Santa Claus were granted free access to the resort on the day of Saint-Nicolas. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A man, dressed as Santa Claus, speeds down during a promotional event on the opening weekend in the alpine ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland, December 6, 2015. Skiers dressed as Santa Claus were granted free access to the resort on the day of...more

A man, dressed as Santa Claus, speeds down during a promotional event on the opening weekend in the alpine ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland, December 6, 2015. Skiers dressed as Santa Claus were granted free access to the resort on the day of Saint-Nicolas. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A man dressed as a Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas bath during an unusually warm winter day in Nice, southeastern France, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A man dressed as a Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas bath during an unusually warm winter day in Nice, southeastern France, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A man dressed as a Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas bath during an unusually warm winter day in Nice, southeastern France, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A volunteer wearing a Santa Claus costume distributes presents to children at a poor community in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A volunteer wearing a Santa Claus costume distributes presents to children at a poor community in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A volunteer wearing a Santa Claus costume distributes presents to children at a poor community in Najaf, south of Baghdad, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A girl watches with her father a procession of people dressed as Santa Claus during the start of Christmas celebrations in Beirut, Lebanon, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A girl watches with her father a procession of people dressed as Santa Claus during the start of Christmas celebrations in Beirut, Lebanon, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A girl watches with her father a procession of people dressed as Santa Claus during the start of Christmas celebrations in Beirut, Lebanon, December 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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A man dressed as Santa Claus on a stand-up paddle crosses Lake Aegerisee near Unteraegeri, Switzerland December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A man dressed as Santa Claus on a stand-up paddle crosses Lake Aegerisee near Unteraegeri, Switzerland December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A man dressed as Santa Claus on a stand-up paddle crosses Lake Aegerisee near Unteraegeri, Switzerland December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Traffic enforcer Ramiro Hinojas wears a Santa Claus costume while directing traffic flow at a busy intersection in Pasay city, metro Manila, December 12, 2015. Hinojas busts some dance moves while directing traffic to entertain motorists stuck in the congested intersection as holiday-goers crowd malls for their yuletide shopping a few days before Christmas. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Traffic enforcer Ramiro Hinojas wears a Santa Claus costume while directing traffic flow at a busy intersection in Pasay city, metro Manila, December 12, 2015. Hinojas busts some dance moves while directing traffic to entertain motorists stuck in the...more

Traffic enforcer Ramiro Hinojas wears a Santa Claus costume while directing traffic flow at a busy intersection in Pasay city, metro Manila, December 12, 2015. Hinojas busts some dance moves while directing traffic to entertain motorists stuck in the congested intersection as holiday-goers crowd malls for their yuletide shopping a few days before Christmas. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A float carrying Santa and his elves waves to spectators along 6th Ave during the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A float carrying Santa and his elves waves to spectators along 6th Ave during the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A float carrying Santa and his elves waves to spectators along 6th Ave during the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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