Glacial cleansing

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23 January 2008

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above: a boy’s parents warm him after he emerges from icy water, having taken part in a traditional celebration of the Russian Orthodox Epiphany in Moscow, on Friday.

Left: In the village of Yazvischche, a priest plunges a boy through a cross-shaped hole cut into thick ice, into water believed to be holy for the day

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