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Santas descend on Bankside

London SE1 website team

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".

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Santas gather at the Founders Arms on Saturday lunchtime

A red outfit and hat was compulsory for all participants, including photographers and reporters.

Santas visit the Weather Project in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

The route took the Santas along the South Bank and across the Golden Jubilee footbridges at Hungerford Bridge to Trafalgar Square and on to the West End.

UK Santacon website

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