Hundreds of Santas descended on Bankside on Saturday as part of Santacon 2003, an annual convention of those seeking the "furtherance of Santa-ing, the celebration of being Santa and the Santa way".
A red outfit and hat was compulsory for all participants, including photographers and reporters.
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