Photo Story: Orthodox Christians take Epiphany ice baths in Kyrgyzstan

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An Orthodox child is given an icy dip in a lake in celebration of Epiphany, near the village of Leninskoe, some 20 km from the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 19 January 2021. People believe that bathing in blessed waters during the holiday of Epiphany strengthens their spirit and body.

EPA-EFE/IGOR KOVALENKO

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