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Brrrr! Swimmers brave icy waters for New Year's Day dip

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Swimmers in fancy dress participate in the New Year's Day Looney Dook swim in the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry, Scotland, on Jan. 1, 2014.

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People run towards the sea in Scheveningen, the Netherlands.

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Costumed members of the Polish Walrus Club take part in their annual New Year's swim in the Baltic Sea at the Gdansk-Jelitkowo beach near Gdansk, Poland.

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New Year's celebrations at Malo-Les-Bains beach in Dunkirk, northern France.


Cities around the world welcome 2014 with fireworks.