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La Befana rows into the canals of Venice for Epiphany


Men dressed as "La Befana", an imaginary old woman who is thought to bring gifts to children during the festival of Epiphany, row boats down the Grand Canal in Venice, on Jan. 6. The orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany is observed as the date when the Three Wise Men visited baby Jesus.

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Two of the participants sail under Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal ahead of the 34th Befana Regata on Jan. 6 in Venice, Italy.

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A participant of the Befana Regata helps launching a support boat ahead of the regata on Jan. 6 in Venice, Italy.

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