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Celebrating the Epiphany

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" pulls a horse during a walk around the neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" pulls a horse during a walk around the neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" pulls a horse during a walk around the neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Men jump in the waters of a lake to catch a wooden crucifix during a celebration of Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men jump in the waters of a lake to catch a wooden crucifix during a celebration of Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men jump in the waters of a lake to catch a wooden crucifix during a celebration of Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives presents to Greek Orthodox faithful after they swam into the Golden Horn during the Epiphany day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives presents to Greek Orthodox faithful after they swam into the Golden Horn during the Epiphany day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gives presents to Greek Orthodox faithful after they swam into the Golden Horn during the Epiphany day celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A swan sits in a nest as participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A swan sits in a nest as participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A swan sits in a nest as participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A reveller participates in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller participates in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller participates in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Michalis Apostolidis, 35, catches a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in Thessaloniki, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Michalis Apostolidis, 35, catches a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in Thessaloniki, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

Michalis Apostolidis, 35, catches a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in Thessaloniki, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
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A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" rides a horse during a walk around their neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" rides a horse during a walk around their neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the traditional group of "Los Historiantes" rides a horse during a walk around their neighborhood of San Antonio Abad to celebrate the Three Kings Day holiday in San Salvador, El Salvador January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Men dressed up as Balthasar, Gaspar and Melchior, the Three Wise Men, protect themselves from the wind of a helicopter after arriving in it to participate in the Epiphany parade in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Men dressed up as Balthasar, Gaspar and Melchior, the Three Wise Men, protect themselves from the wind of a helicopter after arriving in it to participate in the Epiphany parade in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Men dressed up as Balthasar, Gaspar and Melchior, the Three Wise Men, protect themselves from the wind of a helicopter after arriving in it to participate in the Epiphany parade in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants take part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Orthodox faithful jump to catch a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Orthodox faithful jump to catch a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Orthodox faithful jump to catch a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Devotees holding religious statues attend a mass in San Francisco Church on Three Kings' Day, or the Feast of the Epiphany, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Devotees holding religious statues attend a mass in San Francisco Church on Three Kings' Day, or the Feast of the Epiphany, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Devotees holding religious statues attend a mass in San Francisco Church on Three Kings' Day, or the Feast of the Epiphany, in La Paz, Bolivia, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado
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Participants arrive for the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants arrive for the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Participants arrive for the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A boy holds a wooden cross as men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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An Orthodox faithful kisses a cross during a celebration for Orthodox Epiphany Day, on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus, in Famagusta, Cyprus January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

An Orthodox faithful kisses a cross during a celebration for Orthodox Epiphany Day, on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus, in Famagusta, Cyprus January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

An Orthodox faithful kisses a cross during a celebration for Orthodox Epiphany Day, on the northern side of ethnically-split Cyprus, in Famagusta, Cyprus January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
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A participant takes part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A participant takes part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A participant takes part in the traditional Three Kings swim to celebrate Epiphany at the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Pope Francis arrives to conduct he Mass for the Feast of Epiphany in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis arrives to conduct he Mass for the Feast of Epiphany in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis arrives to conduct he Mass for the Feast of Epiphany in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Revellers participate in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers participate in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers participate in the traditional celebration Folia de Reis (Kings' party), to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Men dance in the icy waters of Tnudzha river during a celebration of Epiphany Day in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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Horse riders take part in the traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid, Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Horse riders take part in the traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid, Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Horse riders take part in the traditional Epiphany parade in Madrid, Spain January 5, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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