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Sinterklaas - Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with 'Black Pete'

Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
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Saint Nicolas arrrives during the Sinterklaas parade.
Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
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Saint Nicolas arrrives during the Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. Sinterklaas, the basis for Saint Nicolas arrrives during the Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. Sinterklaas, the basis for Sa
Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
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Kids meet Black Peter at Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. Sinterklaas, the basis for Santa Claus in other countries, is accompanied by Black Peter, played by multitudes of white Dutch people in greasepaint.
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Participant dressed as Black Peter at Sinterklaas parade, Amsterdam Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. Sinterklaas, is accompanied by Black Peter, played by Dutch people in black make up
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Asian child wearing Saint Nicolas Mitre at Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. Sinterklaas, the basis for Santa Claus in other countries, arrives from Spain by boat and parades the streets on horseback.
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Black Pete with motorcycle policeman at Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010
Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
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Children waiting for Saint Nicolas at Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. Sinterklaas, the basis for Santa Claus in other countries, arrives from Spain by boat, before riding the streets on horseback.
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Boy wearing St. Nicolas mitre and cape at Sinterklaas parade, Amsterdam at Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010.
Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
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Dog statue wearing Saint Nicolas mitre during Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. The dog is a detail from the Dutch national monument, commemorating World War II.
Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
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Saint Nicolas arrrives during the Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam, 14th November 2010. Sinterklaas, the basis for Santa Claus in other countries, arrives from Spain by boat, and rides the streets on horseback.
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Saint Nicolas on horseback during Sinterklaas parade, Dam Square, Amsterdam. The basis for Santa Claus in other countries, arrives from Spain by boat, accompanied by Black Peter, played by white people in black facepaint.
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  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
  • Sinterklaas  Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam with Black Pete
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In the Netherlands, Santa Claus or Sinterklaas arrives early in mid-November by boat from Spain, and parades through the streets with this his helper Black Pete, a character subject to some racial controversy. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 14/11/2010.

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