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Epiphany Celebrations

Around the world people celebrate Epiphany on January 6. The Christian holiday marks the story of the visit of the three Magi, or three kings, to see the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem.

Bulgarians dive into the icy waters of a lake to catch a cross in Sofia as part of Epiphany Day celebrations on Jan. 6, 2014. It is believed that the first man to grab the cross, thrown into the water by an Eastern Orthodox priest, will be healthy throughout the year.

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A Greek Orthodox man kisses a cross during the traditional "Blessing of the Sea" ceremony in celebration for Epiphany in in the Limassol, Cyprus on Jan. 6, 2014.

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Pope Francis after a celebratory Mass to mark Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, on Jan. 6, 2014. Epiphany is celebrated on January 6 as a Christian holiday, which marks the story of the visit of the three Magi, or three kings, to see the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem.

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A Three Kings Day parade moves through East Harlem on Jan. 6, 2014 in New York City.

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Children watch as a camel passes by in a Three Kings Day parade in East Harlem on Jan. 6, 2014 in New York City.

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