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Last Updated: Monday December 19 2005 18:29 GMT

World's biggest Santa on display

Inflatable Santa
An inflatable Santa Claus has gone on show in Portugal claiming to be the biggest in the world at 30 metres high.

The enormous Father Christmas is mounted in a car park in the small city of Batalha which is near to Lisbon.

Dozens of ropes are being used to hold the blow-up figure which is an amazing 15 metres wide and 20 metres long.

Not only is the massive Santa delighting children in the area it's also hoped it will raise thousands of pounds for charity.

This isn't the first time Portugal has made an attempt at a Christmas record.

Last month Oporto hosted the world's largest chocolate crib which was made from 12 tonnes of chocolate.

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