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An attendant walks between the public swimming pools after closed by authorities as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Mumbai. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.

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Canada's Philippe Gagne and Francois Imbeau-Dulac perform a dive during the men's 3-meter synchro springboard final at the FINA Diving World Series in Montreal.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nikita Shleikher of Russian perform a dive during the men's 3-meter synchro springboard final at the FINA Diving World Series in Montreal.

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Christian Orthodox believers jump in the icy water of the Sava river in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark the upcoming Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day.

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Winners of under 17 Girls 800m Freestyle Swimming, Khushi Dinesh, Karnataka (Gold), Kiara Bangera, Maharashtra (Silver) and Bhavya Sachdeva, Delhi (Bronze) at the third edition of Khelo India Youth Games, in Guwahati.

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Winners of 50m boys Butterfly Swimming, Aryan Varnekar, Delhi (Gold), Bikram Saroha, Delhi (Silver) and Harsh Saroha, Haryana (Bronze) at the third edition of Khelo India Youth Games, in Guwahati

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People, many dressed in colourful costumes, enter the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the New Year during the traditional New Year's Dive in Ostend, north Belgium.

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Swimmers jump in the Atlantic Ocean during the annual New Year's Day Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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In this undated photo, swimmer Shivangi Sarma poses for photographs with her medals. Sarma clinched a silver medal each in 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle and 400 m freestyle at the South Asian Games 2019.

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Swimmers of the Serpentine Swimming Club cheer as they take part in the Peter Pan Cup race, which is held every Christmas Day at the Serpentine, in Hyde Park, central London.

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Lisa Bratton, American swimmer in action at the International Swimming League competition in Naples, Italy.

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The International swimming league competition at Piscina Scandone in Naples, Italy.

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Athletes dive into the water at the start line during a women's triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Mexico's Alejandra Orozco and Gabriela Agundez compete to win the silver medal in the women's diving synchronized 10m platform final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Nicholas Alexander of the United States competes in a men's swimming 200m backstroke heat at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Mexico's Alejandra Orozco and Gabriela Agundez compete to win the silver medal in the women's diving synchronized 10m platform final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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A member of Colombia's artistic swimming team compete in the free routine event at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Jose Quintana of Cuba practices for the men's synchronized 3m springboard diving competition at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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A member of the United States artistic swimming team competes in the free routine final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Gold medalist Hungary's Kristof Milak poses with his medal following the men's 200m butterfly final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Singapore's Joseph Schooling swims in his heat of the men's 100m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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India's S P Likhith swims in his heat of the men's 50m breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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India's Page Advait swims in his heat of the men's 800m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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United States' Katie Ledecky starts in her women's 1500m heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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India's Sajan Prakash starts in his heat of the men's 200m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Mexico perform their routine during the artistic swimming team free final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Spain perform their routine in the artistic swimming team free preliminary event at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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From left, the silver medal team from Italy, the gold medal team from Germany, and the bronze medal team from the United States stand on the podium after the 5km mixed relay open water swim at the World Swimming Championships in Yeosu, South Korea.

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Swimmers leap into the water at the start of the 5km mixed relay open water swim at the World Swimming Championships in Yeosu, South Korea.

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Though the Russians presented a united front of splendrous symmetry, winning golds in synchronised swimming at the FINA world championships at Gwangju, S. Korea, we only have eyes for the Italians, caught here in the glistening throes of a cascading collapse, arms linked and eyes cocked. Olgas and Tatianas hit the podium; Giulias and Francescas smacked us hard in the solar plexus.

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Delaney Schnell of the United States competes in the semifinals of women's 10-meter platform diving at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Russia perform their routine in the artistic swimming team technical final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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China perform their routine in the artistic swimming team technical final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Switzerland perform their routine in the artistic swimming team free preliminary event at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Swimmers reach for drink bottles while competing in the men's 10km open water swim at the World Swimming Championships in Yeosu, South Korea.

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Swimmers compete in the men's 10km open water swim at the World Swimming Championships in Yeosu, South Korea.

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Spain perform their routine in the artistic swimming team technical preliminary at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Australia's Kevin Chavez competes during the men's 1m springboard competitions at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Canada's Laurent Gosselin-Paradis, left, and Ethan Pitman compete during the men's 10-metre open synchro finals event at the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Calgary, Alberta.

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Open water swimmers take part in an event in the icy water of the Neva river during the Big Neva Cup of Ice Swimming in St.Petersburg, Russia. About 150 open water swimmers from twelve countries took part in the swimming competition in the ice water while temperatures dropped to -6C (21 °F).

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A winter swimmer runs to dive in, at a snow-covered beach in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Greece has been experiencing a cold snap for the past few days, with heavy snowfall, particularly in the north of the country and in mountainous areas.

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People rush into the waters of the Bristol Channel during the Barry Island New Year's Day Swim, in Barry, Wales. The practice of braving open air swimming on New Year's Day seems to have got more popular and attracts large numbers of people.

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Swimmer run into the chilly water of Lake Balaton during the 8th annual New Year's swimming in Szigliget, southwest of Budapest, Hungary.

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Hundreds of intrepid bathers take part in the Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision in Oakville, Ont., on New Year's Day.

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Hundreds of people wait for the call to run in as they take part in the annual polar bear swim from Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood, British Columbia.

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A participant leaps into the water in the 10th annual Polar Plunge in Calgary.

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Revellers brave the frigid temperatures and Lake Minnetonka as they jump into the water from the shoreline at the public docks during the 29th Annual ALARC Ice Dive in Excelsior, Minn. The New Year's Day event raises a large contribution to wounded veterans support organizations. About 400 divers joined the event this year.

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People participate in the annual New Year's swim in harbor of Copenhagen.

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Bozena Cerna 88-year-old polar swimmer prepares to participate in a traditional Christmas swim in the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Polar swimmers get out from the water after participating in a traditional Christmas swim in the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Polar swimmers participate in a traditional Christmas swim in the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Members of the swimming club 'Berlin seals' wear Christmas costumes as they go for a swim in the Orankesee lake in Berlin.

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Enthusiasts from the long-established swimming club Les Ours Blancs (The Polar Bears) swim during an annual swim in Biarritz, southwestern France.

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Enthusiasts from the long-established swimming club Les Ours Blancs (The Polar Bears) swim during an annual swim in Biarritz, southwestern France. Some 100 swimmers took part in the annual celebration swim.

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Enthusiasts from the long-established swimming club Les Ours Blancs (The Polar Bears) swim during an annual swim in Biarritz, southwestern France. Some 100 swimmers took part in the annual celebration swim.

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China’s Lin Shan takes a practice dive during the Youth Olympic Summer Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Swimmers compete at FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Eilat, Israel

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Uzbekistan's artistic swimming women's team practice before free routine event at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta.

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Hong Kong's artistic swimming women's team practice before free routine event at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta.

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DPR Korea's artistic swimming women team practice before their free routine event at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Sajan Prakash swims in his heat of the men's 100m butterfly during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta

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India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade (L) and winner Japan's Nakao Shunichi after competing in the finals of the men's 50m freestyle swimming event, at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta.

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India's Virdhawal Khade reacts after his heat in the men's 50m freestyle during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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India's Srihari Natural starts in his heat of the men's 50m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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India's Advait Page swims in his men's 800m freestyle race during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj after the men's 100m backstroke swimming competition at 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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India's Srihari Nataraj reacts after his heat of the men's 100m backstroke during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Visitors of a public pool are photographed from a small plane in Kleinmachnow, eastern Germany.

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People swim at a beach in Rafina, east of Athens ten days after the the wildfire. The bodies of 76 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, authorities said, as forensic experts kept working to identify more remains recovered from the charred resort area.

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Eva Furman, 8, surfaces through a wall of bubbles after jumping from a small cliff into Lake Wood at Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine.

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A former seaman in a sailors' cap swims in a "fountain of Friendship of People" during the Navy Day celebration at VDNKh (The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) in Moscow, Russia.

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Kayakers that will accompany swimmers in the Peaks to Portland 2.4-mile Swim to Benefit Kids take to the water on Peaks Island, Maine. A million-gallons of sewage was accidentally dumped into Casco Bay on Thursday, putting the running of the race in question. The city announced that a water quality test showed reduced levels of bacteria, allowing the race to go on as planned.

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Swimmers prepare to take top the water for the Peaks to Portland 2.4-mile Swim to Benefit Kids on Peaks Island, Maine. Some swimmers had concerns over lingering problems from wastewater treatment accident that dumped a million gallons of partially treated sewage into Casco Bay near the race's finish. The city announced that a water quality test showed reduced levels of bacteria, allowing the race to go on as planned.

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Competitors dive into the water to start the men's elite race at ITU World Triathlon Series in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes celebrate after they swam from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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An athlete celebrates after swimming from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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An athlete gets out of the water after he swam from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes begin their race from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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A disabled athlete walks after he swam from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul

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An athlete from Ukraine poses for pictures as she celebrates following the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul.

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Athletes swim from Asia to Europe in the Bosphorus strait during the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul. Over 2,000 open-water competitors plunged into the water from a ferry docked on the city's Asian side and swam for about 6.5km in the cross-continental event.

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A man balances his dog on his shoulder as he takes a dip in the ocean with other swimmers near Playita 16 in Havana, Cuba.

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People take part in the 'Berliner Flussbad-Pokal' river swimming contest along the river Spree, all the way from the Bode Museum to the Schlossbruecke in Berlin, Germany.

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Canada's Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay makes a dive in the women's synchronised 10m platform final at the Aquatic Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. Canada won silver.

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Australia's Esther Qin, right, and Georgia Sheehan, make a dive during the women's synchronised 3m springboard final at the Aquatic Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Bradley Tandy of South Africa starts his men's 50m freestyle heat at the Aquatic Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Canada's Kylie Masse, center, starts her women's 50m backstroke heat at the Aquatic Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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India's Sajan Prakash competes in his men's 200m butterfly heat at the Aquatic Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Canada's Penny Oleksiak competes in the women's 100m butterfly heats during the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Aquatic Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Heat three of a men's 100m backstroke heat start during the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Aquatic Centre on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Competitors dive into the water at the start of the mens triathlon at Southport Broadwater Parklands in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Divers train ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

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An open water swimmer takes part in an event in the the Neva river during the Big Neva Cup of Ice Swimming in St.Petersburg, Russia. About 150 open water swimmers from twelve countries took part in the swimming competition in the ice water while temperatures dropped to -10C (14 °F).

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A swimmer braves the cold as he walks on the snow covered Biarritz beach, southwestern France, after enjoying a bath in the Atlantic ocean. Much of Europe has been hit with a spell of wintry weather that brought snow, freezing temperatures and heavy winds.

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People take pictures of ice swimming fans at the Zalew Zegrzynski lake in Nieporet, Poland. A cold wave hit Poland with the temperature minus 8 degree Celsius (17.6 Fahrenheit) during the day and dropping to minus 16 degree Celsius (3.2 Fahrenheit) in the night in central Poland.

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Gauri Singhvi, 14-year-old, swims in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai. Singhvi swam a distance of approximately 48 kms from Khar Danda to Gateway of India.

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A man swims in a ice hole in the Neva River in St.Petersburg, Russia, with the St.Isaac's Cathedral and Winter Palace in the background. The temperature in St. Petersburg is minus 7 degrees Centigrade (19 degrees Fahrenheit).

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