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Swiss swimmer in an icy lake at 7600 feet in the Alps

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Swiss Ernst Bromeis pictured in the ice cold Toma Lake, at 2345 meters altitude above the sea level, near Disentis, Switzerland, 02 May. Bromeis started to his project 'The blue wonder - River Rhine 2012', where he plans to swim, wade and use other means for the 1230 kilometers from the source of the Rhine in Switzerland, to the water mouth near Rotterdam.

Arno Balzarini / EPA

Swiss Ernst Bromeis (front) pictured in the ice-cold Toma Lake.

See more images of Switzerland in PhotoBlog, and read more about Ernst Bromeis' goal to swim the entire Rhine River here.

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