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Santas take to the Grand Canal in Venice for the Christmas Regatta
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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A closeup of rowers dressed in Santa Claus costumes taking part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organized by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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Rowers dressed as Santa take part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organised by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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Rowers dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organized by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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Rowers dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organized by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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A rower dressed in a Santa costume takes part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organized by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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A rower dressed in a Santa Claus costume navigates between a Waterbus and a Police boat while taking part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organized by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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A closeup of rowers dressed in Santa Claus costumes taking part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organized by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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Rowers dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in the Christmas Regatta on the Grand Canal on December 21, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The Christmas Regatta, now in its 4th year, is an event organized by University of Ca Foscari.

(Marco Secchi - Getty Images)
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It's a lovely thing when shared traditions unite so many different people.
Organizers will now submit their claim for a new record to Guinness World Records, which is expected to rule on it within two months.