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Marking the Orthodox Epiphany

A man walks next to a cross after taking a dip in the shallow water of the Volga river during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Volgograd, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kirill Braga

A man walks next to a cross after taking a dip in the shallow water of the Volga river during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Volgograd, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kirill Braga

A man walks next to a cross after taking a dip in the shallow water of the Volga river during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Volgograd, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kirill Braga
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Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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Pilgrims are reflected in a car window as they march towards the Jordan River to participate in a baptism ceremony, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Pilgrims are reflected in a car window as they march towards the Jordan River to participate in a baptism ceremony, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Pilgrims are reflected in a car window as they march towards the Jordan River to participate in a baptism ceremony, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A man takes a dip in icy waters of the Bolshaya Almatinka river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A man takes a dip in icy waters of the Bolshaya Almatinka river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

A man takes a dip in icy waters of the Bolshaya Almatinka river during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev
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Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A boy is washed during a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A boy is washed during a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

A boy is washed during a baptism ceremony at the Jordan River, near Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
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A man takes a dip inside a chapel during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Saint Petersburg, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A man takes a dip inside a chapel during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Saint Petersburg, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

A man takes a dip inside a chapel during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Saint Petersburg, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Orthodox faithful jump into river Moraca during Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Orthodox faithful jump into river Moraca during Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Orthodox faithful jump into river Moraca during Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic
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A priest conducts a ceremony as an inmate takes a dip in the freezing waters during celebrations of the upcoming Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany at a high-security penal colony in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A priest conducts a ceremony as an inmate takes a dip in the freezing waters during celebrations of the upcoming Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany at a high-security penal colony in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A priest conducts a ceremony as an inmate takes a dip in the freezing waters during celebrations of the upcoming Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany at a high-security penal colony in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A woman takes a dip in the water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A woman takes a dip in the water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A woman takes a dip in the water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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People take a dip in the water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

People take a dip in the water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

People take a dip in the water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Orthodox faithful jump in freezing waters of river Vardar after wooden cross marking celebration of Epiphany in Skopje, North Macedonia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Orthodox faithful jump in freezing waters of river Vardar after wooden cross marking celebration of Epiphany in Skopje, North Macedonia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Orthodox faithful jump in freezing waters of river Vardar after wooden cross marking celebration of Epiphany in Skopje, North Macedonia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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Orthodox clergy lead procession prior to ritual that mark the feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Orthodox clergy lead procession prior to ritual that mark the feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Orthodox clergy lead procession prior to ritual that mark the feast of Epiphany in Podgorica, Montenegro, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic
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People take a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

People take a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

People take a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A man crosses himself as he takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A man crosses himself as he takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A man crosses himself as he takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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Birds fly behind an illuminated cross near a font for immersing ahead of celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Saint Petersburg, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Birds fly behind an illuminated cross near a font for immersing ahead of celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Saint Petersburg, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Birds fly behind an illuminated cross near a font for immersing ahead of celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Saint Petersburg, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Men wait before swimming to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Men wait before swimming to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Men wait before swimming to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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A boy is assisted as he takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany, in rebel-controlled Luhansk, Ukraine, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A boy is assisted as he takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany, in rebel-controlled Luhansk, Ukraine, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A boy is assisted as he takes a dip during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany, in rebel-controlled Luhansk, Ukraine, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A man takes a dip in the freezing waters of the Irtysh River during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A man takes a dip in the freezing waters of the Irtysh River during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A man takes a dip in the freezing waters of the Irtysh River during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A man takes a dip in icy waters of a lake on the eve of the Orthodox Epiphany near the village of Pilnitsa, Belarus January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A man takes a dip in icy waters of a lake on the eve of the Orthodox Epiphany near the village of Pilnitsa, Belarus January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A man takes a dip in icy waters of a lake on the eve of the Orthodox Epiphany near the village of Pilnitsa, Belarus January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Clergymen and cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Clergymen and cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Clergymen and cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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People pose for photo next to a New Year tree after dipping in water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Stavropol, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

People pose for photo next to a New Year tree after dipping in water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Stavropol, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

People pose for photo next to a New Year tree after dipping in water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Stavropol, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
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Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Cadets of Automotive Armored Engineering Institute take part in a procession during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A man dries himself with a towel after dipping in water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A man dries himself with a towel after dipping in water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

A man dries himself with a towel after dipping in water during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, Russia January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Inmates attend a service during celebrations of the upcoming Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany at a high-security penal colony in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Inmates attend a service during celebrations of the upcoming Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany at a high-security penal colony in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Inmates attend a service during celebrations of the upcoming Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany at a high-security penal colony in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A woman reacts while taking a dip in the freezing waters of the Irtysh River during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A woman reacts while taking a dip in the freezing waters of the Irtysh River during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A woman reacts while taking a dip in the freezing waters of the Irtysh River during celebrations of the Orthodox Christian feast of Epiphany in Omsk, Russia January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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People fill bottles with water after service on the eve of the Orthodox Epiphany at an Orthodox Church in Minsk, January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People fill bottles with water after service on the eve of the Orthodox Epiphany at an Orthodox Church in Minsk, January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People fill bottles with water after service on the eve of the Orthodox Epiphany at an Orthodox Church in Minsk, January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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