19/12/2011 16:26 GMT

PICTURES: Santa Goes Scuba-Diving While Boris Looks For A Magic Wand

A scuba-diving Santa, hundreds of plucked Turkeys selling at auction and skating choir boys - these are the festive images from around the UK just days before Christmas. Plus, the muggle Major of London, Boris Johnson, heads to Diagon Alley - last minute Christmas wand shopping?

Elsewhere around the world, Egyptians carry the body of a protester killed during recent clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square and North Korean women are seen crying after learning death of their leader Kim Jong Il - all in the pictures of the day below: