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A Russian Orthodox worshiper plunges into a pool of ice water in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow's Red Square, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper plunges into The Moscow River in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, January 19, 2014.

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A spectator watches as Russian Orthodox worshipers plunge into the Moscow River in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper plunges into a pool of ice water in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow's Red Square, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper reacts to the temperature after plunging into a pool of ice water in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow's Red Square, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper plunges into The Moscow River in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper plunges into The Moscow River in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, January 19, 2014.

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A RussianOorthodox worshiper grabs his towel and runs to the warming tent after plunging into Moscow River in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, January 19, 2014.

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Russian Orthodox worshipers line up for water which has been blessed in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow's Red Square, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper plunges into a pool of ice water in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow's Red Square, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper yells as runs to the warming tent after plunging into Moscow River in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, January 19, 2014.

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A Russian Orthodox worshiper is bundled up after plunging into Moscow River in celebration of Epiphany in Moscow, January 19, 2014.

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