Dare to take a swim at minus 30 degree Celsius?

World | | December 27, 2012, 6:04 pm
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A man swims in a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Kiev.

A man swims in a lake during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Kiev.

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It's a common tendency to avoid water during the winter season but there are people who like to swim at the sub-zero temperature. British explorer and endurance swimmer Pugh dives into the sea at the North Pole.

It's a common tendency to avoid water during the winter season but there are people who like to swim at the sub-zero temperature. British explorer and endurance swimmer Pugh dives into the sea at the North Pole.

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A female swimmer jumps into Houhai Lake, that is partially covered with ice during winter in central Beijing.

A female swimmer jumps into Houhai Lake, that is partially covered with ice during winter in central Beijing.

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A member of the Cryophil winter swimmers club lies on floating ice from the spring melting on the Yenisei River.

A member of the Cryophil winter swimmers club lies on floating ice from the spring melting on the Yenisei River.

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A man takes a dive into icy waters of the sea of Japan at sub-zero temperatures during Epiphany celebrations in Vladivostok.

A man takes a dive into icy waters of the sea of Japan at sub-zero temperatures during Epiphany celebrations in Vladivostok.

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Sergey Kaunov carries his bride Irina Kuzmenko out of water as they celebrate their wedding on the bank of Yenisey River in Krasnoyarsk.

Sergey Kaunov carries his bride Irina Kuzmenko out of water as they celebrate their wedding on the bank of Yenisey River in Krasnoyarsk.

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Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell 'sunbathe' on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen.

Climate activists Lesley Butler and Rob Bell 'sunbathe' on the edge of a frozen fjord in the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen.

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Members of local ice swimmers club roll around in snow after taking a dive in the Yenisei river in Krasnoyarsk.

Members of local ice swimmers club roll around in snow after taking a dive in the Yenisei river in Krasnoyarsk.

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Members of a local ice swimming club head for the water to swim in the Yenisey river in Krasnoyarsk.

Members of a local ice swimming club head for the water to swim in the Yenisey river in Krasnoyarsk.

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A man prepares to dip in the icy waters of the Ob River in Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk during an Orthodox Epiphany celebration.

A man prepares to dip in the icy waters of the Ob River in Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk during an Orthodox Epiphany celebration.