January 2009 -- Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarians dive into icy water as they compete to catch a cross thrown into a lake in Sofia, the capital, on Epiphany Day. It is believed that the man who is the first to grab the cross, tossed by an Eastern Orthodox priest, will be healthy throughout the next year.
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( Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP/Getty Images / January 6, 2009 )

Bulgarians dive into icy water as they compete to catch a cross thrown into a lake in Sofia, the capital, on Epiphany Day. It is believed that the man who is the first to grab the cross, tossed by an Eastern Orthodox priest, will be healthy throughout the next year.

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