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Penguins dress as Father Christmas in Japan


Japan's Matsue City has found an unusual way to celebrate the build up to Christmas, a daily 'Santa parade' in a local park, featuring five African penguins in Santa Claus costumes.

The penguins' costumes, which consist of a red cape with hood and a small bell, were handmade by park staff.

The parade is due to take place every day until Christmas.


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