A Jump in the Icy Waters of Air Temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius

A woman is helped while taking a dip in the icy waters of the Bazaikha river after the Orthodox Epiphany service in a suburb of Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius

1. A woman is helped while taking a dip in the icy waters of the Bazaikha river after the Orthodox Epiphany service in a surburb of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius
2. A man plunges into ice cold water at a lake in Minsk, Belarus, to celebrate Orthodox Epiphany
3. A woman pours water on herself during Epiphany celebrations on a bank of the partly frozen Bolshaya Almatinka river in Almaty, Kazakhstan
4. The Christian festival of Ephiphany marks the time when Jesus was revealed to the Magi. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19, they immerse themselves in water as part of the celebrations. Here a man crosses himself while taking a dip in icy waters in Stavropol, Russia
5. As it snows, Russian Orthodox church members plunge into the ice cold water of the Veryazha River near Mikhailo-Klopsky monastery near Veliky Novgorod
6. A worker uses a chainsaw to cut a cross shaped hole for bathing in an air temperature of about minus 32 degrees Celsius, on the Mana river near the village of Ust-Mana, 31 km (19 miles) south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
7. With the Savior of Spilled Blood Cathedral in the background, a Russian man crosses himself as he swims in the icy water of the Neva River
8. A member of the Russian Orthodox church crosses himself before plunging into the ice cold water of a lake on the outskirts of Moscow
9. A man crosses himself before taking a dip in the ice hole of the pond in Kolomenskoe park outside Moscow
10. A man swims in the ice cold water of a lake in Minsk, Belarus
11. An Orthodox priest reads prayers to bless the water of a lake in Minsk, Belarus
12. A Russian woman emerges from the icy water at a pond in Tyarlevo village outside St. Petersburg
13. Men take a dip in icy waters in the village of Tatrka near the south Russian city of Stavropol
14. A man swims in an ice hole in the Sea of Japan in sub zero temperatures in Amur Bay near Russia's far eastern port of Vladivostok
15. A volunteer pours holy water for believers after the morning Orthodox Epiphany service in temperatures of around minus 32 degrees Celsius, in the town of Divnogorsk, 39 km south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
16. Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, blesses believers after an Epiphany service at Christ The Saviour Cathedral in Moscow
17. A member of the Russian Orthodox church gets out of the ice cold water of the Moskva River
18. A woman plunging into the ice cold water of a lake in Minsk
19. A man takes a dip in a bathing hole in a pond in Moscow's Kolomenskoye park
20. Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III arrives at the Monastery of St John the Baptist near the Jordan River
21. Christian pilgrims in the Jordan River during a Baptism ceremony at the popular baptism site at Yardenit
23. A Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River after it was blessed, at Qasr-el Yahud near Jericho
24. A young Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River after it was blessed, near Jericho
25. A Christian Orthodox priest emerges from the Jordan River during a Baptism ceremony at the popular site of Yardenit
26. Marko Tomasevic, 31, centre, lifts up a wooden cross after being the first to reach it in a traditional Epiphany race on the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia
27. An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian devotee walks near a church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
28. People walk near the ancient rock-hewn church of Bete Giyorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia

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A Jump in the Icy Waters of Air Temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius

A woman is helped while taking a dip in the icy waters of the Bazaikha river after the Orthodox Epiphany service in a suburb of Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius

1. A woman is helped while taking a dip in the icy waters of the Bazaikha river after the Orthodox Epiphany service in a surburb of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, with the air temperature at about minus 30 degrees Celsius
2. A man plunges into ice cold water at a lake in Minsk, Belarus, to celebrate Orthodox Epiphany
3. A woman pours water on herself during Epiphany celebrations on a bank of the partly frozen Bolshaya Almatinka river in Almaty, Kazakhstan
4. The Christian festival of Ephiphany marks the time when Jesus was revealed to the Magi. Orthodox Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Epiphany according to the Gregorian calendar on January 19, they immerse themselves in water as part of the celebrations. Here a man crosses himself while taking a dip in icy waters in Stavropol, Russia
5. As it snows, Russian Orthodox church members plunge into the ice cold water of the Veryazha River near Mikhailo-Klopsky monastery near Veliky Novgorod
6. A worker uses a chainsaw to cut a cross shaped hole for bathing in an air temperature of about minus 32 degrees Celsius, on the Mana river near the village of Ust-Mana, 31 km (19 miles) south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
7. With the Savior of Spilled Blood Cathedral in the background, a Russian man crosses himself as he swims in the icy water of the Neva River
8. A member of the Russian Orthodox church crosses himself before plunging into the ice cold water of a lake on the outskirts of Moscow
9. A man crosses himself before taking a dip in the ice hole of the pond in Kolomenskoe park outside Moscow
10. A man swims in the ice cold water of a lake in Minsk, Belarus
11. An Orthodox priest reads prayers to bless the water of a lake in Minsk, Belarus
12. A Russian woman emerges from the icy water at a pond in Tyarlevo village outside St. Petersburg
13. Men take a dip in icy waters in the village of Tatrka near the south Russian city of Stavropol
14. A man swims in an ice hole in the Sea of Japan in sub zero temperatures in Amur Bay near Russia's far eastern port of Vladivostok
15. A volunteer pours holy water for believers after the morning Orthodox Epiphany service in temperatures of around minus 32 degrees Celsius, in the town of Divnogorsk, 39 km south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
16. Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, blesses believers after an Epiphany service at Christ The Saviour Cathedral in Moscow
17. A member of the Russian Orthodox church gets out of the ice cold water of the Moskva River
18. A woman plunging into the ice cold water of a lake in Minsk
19. A man takes a dip in a bathing hole in a pond in Moscow's Kolomenskoye park
20. Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III arrives at the Monastery of St John the Baptist near the Jordan River
21. Christian pilgrims in the Jordan River during a Baptism ceremony at the popular baptism site at Yardenit
23. A Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River after it was blessed, at Qasr-el Yahud near Jericho
24. A young Christian Orthodox pilgrim bathes in the Jordan River after it was blessed, near Jericho
25. A Christian Orthodox priest emerges from the Jordan River during a Baptism ceremony at the popular site of Yardenit
26. Marko Tomasevic, 31, centre, lifts up a wooden cross after being the first to reach it in a traditional Epiphany race on the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia
27. An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian devotee walks near a church in Lalibela, Ethiopia
28. People walk near the ancient rock-hewn church of Bete Giyorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia

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