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No tourists in the streets of New York make for a sour Christmas for Santa

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Like many other New Yorkers, Darwin Romero lost his job to the pandemic. He decided to walk the streets of the city as Santa Claus to make some money on Christmas Eve. But money is scarce as few people leave their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic. "He is a joyful character who inspires love, who brings peace to the world, at least at Christmas," Darwin says as he dons a Santa Claus costume.

Added on the 24/12/2020 22:42:28 - Copyright : AFP EN

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