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Track Santa Claus' journey across the globe

Tracking Santa's travels is a celebrated tradition at the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The operation unfolded Friday for the 55th year with volunteers and officials again tracking Santa's Christmas Eve flight path on computer screens.

It takes four months of planning to marshal the 1,200 volunteers, 100 telephones, 30 laptops and two big projection TV screens the exercise requires, NORAD spokeswoman Joyce Frankovis said. All the labor is volunteer. Google, Verizon, Air Canada, defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and others chip in.



NORTH POLE



PACIFIC OCEAN



NEW ZEALAND



AUSTRALIA







JAPAN



CHINA



NEPAL



INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

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