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Russians Celebrate Orthodox Epiphany with Icy Dip

<p>People line up to take a dip in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Istra in the Moscow Region of Russia, Jan.18, 2014. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on Jan.19.</p>
People queue to take a dip in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Istra in the Moscow Region, January 19, 2014. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
People queue to take a dip in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Istra in the Moscow Region, January 19, 2014. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)MAXIM SHEMETOV / Reuters

People line up to take a dip in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in the town of Istra in the Moscow Region of Russia, Jan.18, 2014. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on Jan.19.

Image: A man takes a dip in the icy waters of the Istra river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Istra
MAXIM SHEMETOV / Reuters