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Gary Mitchell, or Santa Claus, gives a book to a girl after her picture with him

December 23, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CST
Gary Mitchell, also known as Santa Claus, gives a girl a book after she had her portrait taken with him at a mall in St. Louis. Mitchell has been in Santa training for the last five years and strives to be a "natural Santa," with a real beard and no fat suit.

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