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Video. Kiev residents bathe in Dnieper River to mark Epiphany

Kyiv residents dipped into the freezing-cold waters of the Dnieper River on Wednesday as Ukrainian Orthodox believers celebrated the Epiphany.

Kyiv residents dipped into the freezing-cold waters of the Dnieper River on Wednesday as Ukrainian Orthodox believers celebrated the Epiphany.

While it was a religious ritual for the faithful who crossed themselves before the traditional dipping, some viewed it simply for the benefit of their body.

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