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Image: China winter swimming in Shenyang


Tuesday in Pictures: Winter Swimming in China and More

Afghans fight polio with vaccines, Brazilians protest government funding cuts and a cyclone in India takes down a large tree.


Two swans swim in a small lake in the Palmengarten park (palm garden park) during the "Winter Lights" exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.

Michael Probst / AP
Image: Demonstration following the passage of cuts by Senate

Protestors set a bus on fire during a demonstration at the Ministries Esplanade, the avenue of the main Governmental buidings in the country, after the Senate passed the cuts promoted by the Government, in Brasilia, Brazil.

Jo?dson Alves / EPA

Syrian pro-government forces take a selfie in the courtyard of the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo. After weeks of heavy fighting, regime forces were poised to take full control of Aleppo, dealing the biggest blow to Syria's rebellion in more than five years of civil war.

Image: President-elect Donald Trump and musician Kanye West pose for media at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City

President-elect Donald Trump and musician Kanye West pose for media at Trump Tower in New York City.

Andrew Kelly / Reuters file
Image: Indian fisherman from Koli community

Indian fisherman from Koli community collects fish and prawns caught from the Arabian Sea at the Gorai beach in Mumbai. The process of preparing and drying fish and prawns is a smelly, backbreaking task that requires continual vigilance to ensure that the fish and prawns thoroughly dried.

Image: BESTPIX Families Face Challenges To Provide Care For Brazil's Zika Babies

Joao Guilherme, who has microcephaly and turned one-year-old on October 28, receives a physiotherapy treatment from Dr. Pepita Duran in the Pepita Duran clinic in Recife, Brazil. As many of the babies with microcephaly, believed to be linked to the Zika virus, turn one-years-old in Recife, doctors and mothers are adapting and learning treatments to assist and calm the children. Many of the children are suffering a plethora of difficulties including vision and hearing problems with doctors now labeling the overall condition as 'congenital Zika syndrome'. Authorities have recorded thousands of cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants.

Mario Tama / Getty Images

Syrians leave a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards the government-held side during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake the embattled city. UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm over reports of atrocities against civilians Monday, as the battle for Aleppo entered its final phase with Syrian government forces on the verge of retaking rebel-held areas of the city.

KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP - Getty Images

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad. Polio, once a worldwide scourge, is endemic in just three countries now - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.


An Indian man walks next to a ripped up tree on a street in Chennai after Cyclone Vardah passed by. At least 10 people were killed when Cyclone Vardah slammed into the southern Indian tech hub of Chennai, bringing down houses and cutting off the electricity supply.

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Image: China winter swimming in Shenyang

Members of the Shenyang Beiling Winter Swimming team swim in a frozen lake in minus 20 degrees Celsius temperatures at Beiling park in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. Ranging from from age 40 to 83, the 86 members of the Shenyang Beiling Winter Swimming team swim almost everyday even during minus freezing temperatures. Winter swimming is known to have many health benefits including improving blood circulation and heart conditions.