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Photo Journal: Red, white and musical

Some 700 Saint Nicks pack the stairs in front of the Grand Front Osaka commercial complex in Osaka's Kita Ward on Dec. 17, 2017. The large crowd of Santa-suited citizens -- gathered to ring out Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with hand bells -- was likely one of the biggest in the world to perform a song with hand bells at one time. (Mainichi)

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