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Youth in NJ get baptized and beat the heat in the Atlantic

Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

Christian youth participating in an annual religious gathering called 'A Closer Walk' are baptized in the Atlantic Ocean in Wildwood, New Jersey on July 22. The US East Coast is experiencing a major heat wave, with temperatures reaching 105 degrees Fahrenheit and a heat index as high as 115 degrees.

Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

Christian youth are baptized in the Atlantic Ocean in Wildwood, New Jersey on July 22.