December 7, 2018 15:03 IST

Christmas begins early in South Korea as Santa goes swimming with fishes

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Santa Claus And The Fishes A diver wearing Santa Claus costume swims with sardines in the tank at COEX Aquarium on December 7, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. Christmas has become increasingly popular over the years in South Korea, which is the only East Asian country to recognize Christmas as a national holiday. Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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Santa Claus And The Fishes A diver wearing Santa Claus costume swims with sardines in the tank at COEX Aquarium on December 7, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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Santa Claus And The Fishes A diver wearing Santa Claus costume kisses another diver dressed as a mermaid in the tank at COEX Aquarium on December 7, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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Santa Claus And The Fishes A diver wearing Santa Claus costume swims with fishes in the tank at COEX Aquarium on December 7, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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Santa Claus And The Fishes A diver wearing Santa Claus costume swims with fishes in the tank at COEX Aquarium on December 7, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images