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Epiphany in the water

<p>A man reacts before taking a dip into the icy waters of the Buzim Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, with the air temperature at about -29 degrees Celcius (-20.2 degrees Fahrenheit) near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 19, 2011. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

A man reacts before taking a dip into the icy waters of the Buzim Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, with the air temperature at about -29 degrees Celcius (-20.2 degrees Fahrenheit) near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles)...more

A man reacts before taking a dip into the icy waters of the Buzim Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, with the air temperature at about -29 degrees Celcius (-20.2 degrees Fahrenheit) near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 19, 2011. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>People stand around an ice hole on the Buzim Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

People stand around an ice hole on the Buzim Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

People stand around an ice hole on the Buzim Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>A woman, descending into an ice hole, is reflected in the icy waters of the Razliv Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Sestroretsk, some 30 km (18.6 miles) northwest of St. Petersburg, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk  </p>

A woman, descending into an ice hole, is reflected in the icy waters of the Razliv Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Sestroretsk, some 30 km (18.6 miles) northwest of St. Petersburg, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A woman, descending into an ice hole, is reflected in the icy waters of the Razliv Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Sestroretsk, some 30 km (18.6 miles) northwest of St. Petersburg, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>Miroslav Vukcevic, 26, holds up a cross retrieved from Moraca river during Epiphany celebrations in Podgorica, Montenegro January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic </p>

Miroslav Vukcevic, 26, holds up a cross retrieved from Moraca river during Epiphany celebrations in Podgorica, Montenegro January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Miroslav Vukcevic, 26, holds up a cross retrieved from Moraca river during Epiphany celebrations in Podgorica, Montenegro January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

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<p>Syrian Orthodox throws a crucifix into the Jordan river during a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Syrian Orthodox throws a crucifix into the Jordan river during a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Syrian Orthodox throws a crucifix into the Jordan river during a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Christian pilgrims dunk themselves in the Jordan River during a ceremony on the Jordanian side of the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

Christian pilgrims dunk themselves in the Jordan River during a ceremony on the Jordanian side of the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Christian pilgrims dunk themselves in the Jordan River during a ceremony on the Jordanian side of the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>People stand in a line to kiss a cross during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations on the bank of a lake in the capital of Kiev, Ukraine January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin  </p>

People stand in a line to kiss a cross during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations on the bank of a lake in the capital of Kiev, Ukraine January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

People stand in a line to kiss a cross during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations on the bank of a lake in the capital of Kiev, Ukraine January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>A believer swims in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, some 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, Serbia January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica </p>

A believer swims in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, some 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, Serbia January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A believer swims in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, some 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, Serbia January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>A man makes a sign of the cross as he bathes in the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) northeast of Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin  </p>

A man makes a sign of the cross as he bathes in the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) northeast of Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A man makes a sign of the cross as he bathes in the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) northeast of Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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<p>Believers hold a religious service, before swimming in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross, during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, about 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica </p>

Believers hold a religious service, before swimming in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross, during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, about 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Believers hold a religious service, before swimming in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross, during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, about 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>People bathe in a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the capital of Kiev, January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin</p>

People bathe in a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the capital of Kiev, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

People bathe in a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the capital of Kiev, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>People hold up a cross retrieved from Sava river during Epiphany celebrations in Belgrade January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic  </p>

People hold up a cross retrieved from Sava river during Epiphany celebrations in Belgrade January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic

People hold up a cross retrieved from Sava river during Epiphany celebrations in Belgrade January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Milutinovic

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<p>A woman takes a dip into the icy waters of the Razliv Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Sestroretsk, about 30 km (18 miles) northwest of St. Petersburg January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk </p>

A woman takes a dip into the icy waters of the Razliv Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Sestroretsk, about 30 km (18 miles) northwest of St. Petersburg January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

A woman takes a dip into the icy waters of the Razliv Lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Sestroretsk, about 30 km (18 miles) northwest of St. Petersburg January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>Priests take part in a religious ceremony during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Kiev January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin  </p>

Priests take part in a religious ceremony during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Kiev January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Priests take part in a religious ceremony during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Kiev January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>A man bathes in the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) northeast of Moscow January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin  </p>

A man bathes in the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) northeast of Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A man bathes in the icy waters of a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany day celebration in the village of Velikoye, some 220 km (137 miles) northeast of Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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<p>Macedonian Jovan  Delov reacts after retrieving a cross from the icy waters of lake Ohrid during Epiphany celebrations in Ohrid, about 170 km (106 miles) west of Skopje, Macedonia January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski </p>

Macedonian Jovan Delov reacts after retrieving a cross from the icy waters of lake Ohrid during Epiphany celebrations in Ohrid, about 170 km (106 miles) west of Skopje, Macedonia January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Macedonian Jovan Delov reacts after retrieving a cross from the icy waters of lake Ohrid during Epiphany celebrations in Ohrid, about 170 km (106 miles) west of Skopje, Macedonia January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

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<p>A believer swims in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross, during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, some 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, January 19, 2011.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica </p>

A believer swims in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross, during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, some 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A believer swims in Markovacko Lake to retrieve a cross, during Epiphany celebrations in Mladenovac, some 60km (37 miles) from Belgrade, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>A woman makes a sign of the cross while standing in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Russia's town of New Jerusalem in Moscow Region January 19, 2011.   REUTERS/Nikolay Korchekov  </p>

A woman makes a sign of the cross while standing in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Russia's town of New Jerusalem in Moscow Region January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Nikolay Korchekov

A woman makes a sign of the cross while standing in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Russia's town of New Jerusalem in Moscow Region January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Nikolay Korchekov

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<p>A Christian pilgrim dunks himself in water from the Jordan River during a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

A Christian pilgrim dunks himself in water from the Jordan River during a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Christian pilgrim dunks himself in water from the Jordan River during a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>An ice hole for water consecration is seen at a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany celebration, with the air temperature at about minus 16 degrees Celsius in Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov</p>

An ice hole for water consecration is seen at a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany celebration, with the air temperature at about minus 16 degrees Celsius in Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

An ice hole for water consecration is seen at a pond during an Orthodox Epiphany celebration, with the air temperature at about minus 16 degrees Celsius in Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>A man takes a dip in the font of the Serafim Sarovskiy temple during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Russia's southern city of Stavropol early January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko  </p>

A man takes a dip in the font of the Serafim Sarovskiy temple during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Russia's southern city of Stavropol early January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A man takes a dip in the font of the Serafim Sarovskiy temple during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Russia's southern city of Stavropol early January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>A Greek Orthodox priest holds a dove before a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

A Greek Orthodox priest holds a dove before a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Greek Orthodox priest holds a dove before a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>A man takes a dive into icy waters of the sea of Japan at sub-zero temperatures during Epiphany celebrations in Vladivostok January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev </p>

A man takes a dive into icy waters of the sea of Japan at sub-zero temperatures during Epiphany celebrations in Vladivostok January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

A man takes a dive into icy waters of the sea of Japan at sub-zero temperatures during Epiphany celebrations in Vladivostok January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

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<p>An Orthodox priest conducts a religious service on the Buzim Lake, during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, with the air temperature at about -29 degrees Celcius (-20.2 degrees Fahrenheit) near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

An Orthodox priest conducts a religious service on the Buzim Lake, during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, with the air temperature at about -29 degrees Celcius (-20.2 degrees Fahrenheit) near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north...more

An Orthodox priest conducts a religious service on the Buzim Lake, during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, with the air temperature at about -29 degrees Celcius (-20.2 degrees Fahrenheit) near the village of Sukhobuzimo, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>An Orthodox priest leads an Epiphany day celebration, with air temperature at about minus 16 degrees celsius in Moscow January 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

An Orthodox priest leads an Epiphany day celebration, with air temperature at about minus 16 degrees celsius in Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

An Orthodox priest leads an Epiphany day celebration, with air temperature at about minus 16 degrees celsius in Moscow January 19, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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