Hundreds of Santas Swarm Through London

Some of the hundreds of people dressed in Santa outfits celebrate at Trafalgar Square in London, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus have descended on London, startling commuters and tourists with a tide of seasonal cheer. Organizers of the annual "Santacon" festive flash mob say it is "a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonreligious and nonsensical celebration of Christmas cheer, goodwill, and fun."(AP Photo/Sang Tan) AP Photo/Sang Tan

Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus have descended on London, startling commuters and tourists with a tide of seasonal cheer.

Red-suited Santas poured through busy Liverpool Street railway station Saturday before walking across the city to Trafalgar Square. Others converged on the central square from the west and south.

People posted photos on Twitter of scores of Santas marching through the city and clambering onto the lion statues at the foot of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.

Organizers of the annual "Santacon" festive flash mob say it is "a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonreligious and nonsensical celebration of Christmas cheer, goodwill, and fun."

Similar events are taking place in New York and Beijing.
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