Santa brings gifts to kids in tsunami-ravaged town

ISHINOMAKI, Japan

Santa Claus paid the kids in Ishinomaki an early visit. He arrived by helicopter, landing at an elementary schoolyard.

A volunteer group organized the visit as a way to cheer up children in areas affected by the tsunami.

Santa told the children that he flew in from the North Pole and didn't bring the reindeer because they needed to rest up for Christmas Eve.

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