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Orthodox Epiphany celebrations

A man takes a dip in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Serbian Orthodox believers prepare to enter the ice cold water of Sava Lake during Epiphany celebrations in Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbian Orthodox believers prepare to enter the ice cold water of Sava Lake during Epiphany celebrations in Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbian Orthodox believers prepare to enter the ice cold water of Sava Lake during Epiphany celebrations in Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic take part in a procession marking the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany near a temple in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic take part in a procession marking the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany near a temple in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic take part in a procession marking the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany near a temple in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A man takes a dip in the icy water of the Irtysh River, as students and staff of the Omsk Tank Engineering Institute celebrate the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A man takes a dip in the icy water of the Irtysh River, as students and staff of the Omsk Tank Engineering Institute celebrate the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A man takes a dip in the icy water of the Irtysh River, as students and staff of the Omsk Tank Engineering Institute celebrate the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A boy reacts to cold water while getting a dip in Moraca river during Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

A boy reacts to cold water while getting a dip in Moraca river during Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

A boy reacts to cold water while getting a dip in Moraca river during Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic
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A woman jumps into the water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the town of Tosno in the Leningrad region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman jumps into the water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the town of Tosno in the Leningrad region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman jumps into the water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the town of Tosno in the Leningrad region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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A priest sprinkles holy water on believers during the celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A priest sprinkles holy water on believers during the celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A priest sprinkles holy water on believers during the celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A man walks on the flooring covered with icicles before immersing into the Irtysh River, as students and staff of the Omsk Tank Engineering Institute celebrate the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A man walks on the flooring covered with icicles before immersing into the Irtysh River, as students and staff of the Omsk Tank Engineering Institute celebrate the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey...more

A man walks on the flooring covered with icicles before immersing into the Irtysh River, as students and staff of the Omsk Tank Engineering Institute celebrate the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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People immerse themselves into icy waters during during the celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

People immerse themselves into icy waters during during the celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

People immerse themselves into icy waters during during the celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the rebel-controlled city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A man immerses himself in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man immerses himself in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man immerses himself in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Serbian Orthodox believers celebrate Epiphany in Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbian Orthodox believers celebrate Epiphany in Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbian Orthodox believers celebrate Epiphany in Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A man takes a dip in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in the icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman poses for a picture near an ice hole as a man takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman poses for a picture near an ice hole as a man takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman poses for a picture near an ice hole as a man takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the settlement of Ivanovskoye in the Moscow region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman immerses herself in the icy waters of Lake Ladoga during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the Leningrad region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman immerses herself in the icy waters of Lake Ladoga during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the Leningrad region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A woman immerses herself in the icy waters of Lake Ladoga during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in the Leningrad region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Worshippers take part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in what is believed to be the site of Jesus' baptism, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Worshippers take part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in what is believed to be the site of Jesus' baptism, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Worshippers take part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in what is believed to be the site of Jesus' baptism, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 18, 2022.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A man rubs himself with snow before a dip in icy waters in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man rubs himself with snow before a dip in icy waters in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man rubs himself with snow before a dip in icy waters in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man takes a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman takes a dip in icy water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman takes a dip in icy water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman takes a dip in icy water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Members of the clergy take part in a baptism ceremony near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Members of the clergy take part in a baptism ceremony near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Members of the clergy take part in a baptism ceremony near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony on the banks of the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony on the banks of the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony on the banks of the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony on the banks of the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony on the banks of the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A worshipper takes part in a baptism ceremony on the banks of the Jordan River to celebrate Epiphany, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A priest holds a religious service during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A priest holds a religious service during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A priest holds a religious service during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Worshippers and pilgrims take part in a baptism ceremony to celebrate Epiphany at the Jordanian side of the Jordan River, as seen from the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Worshippers and pilgrims take part in a baptism ceremony to celebrate Epiphany at the Jordanian side of the Jordan River, as seen from the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Worshippers and pilgrims take part in a baptism ceremony to celebrate Epiphany at the Jordanian side of the Jordan River, as seen from the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III participates in a baptism ceremony in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A man makes a cross sign before a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man makes a cross sign before a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man makes a cross sign before a dip in icy waters during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl region, Russia January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A priest blesses water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A priest blesses water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A priest blesses water during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman, who described herself as a Muslim seeking holy water therapy, takes part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River during Epiphany celebrations, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A woman, who described herself as a Muslim seeking holy water therapy, takes part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River during Epiphany celebrations, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A woman, who described herself as a Muslim seeking holy water therapy, takes part in a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River during Epiphany celebrations, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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