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Participants in Canada, France, Netherlands, Germany, U.K, Slovenia and more take part in the traditional New Year’s Day dip.

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Chris Bragg (left) from St. Philip's and Damien Drover from Mount Pearl brave the chilly temperatures on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 and take their annual leap off of the wharf at Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador and into the North Atlantic Ocean.

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A participant dressed as a clown attends the traditional New Year's sea plunge on January 1, 2016 in Antibes, southeastern France.

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People brave the cold water temperatures of the Pacific Ocean to take part in the annual polar bear swim in Victoria, B.C., Friday January 1, 2016.

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Revellers splash in Lake Erie during the New Year's Day Polar Bear Dip in Port Dover, Ont., Friday, January 1, 2016.

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The annual New Year's Day swim at Barry Island, U.K. Since 1984, when a group of five friends from the Jackson's Bay life saving club decided that they would shake off their New Year's hangovers with a swim in the sea, the annual swim has grown into one of the town's most popular calendar events.

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A man falls over as participants run into the sea as they take part in the annual New Year's Day swim in Barry, Wales.

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A man dressed as a robot takes part in the annual New Year's Day swim in Barry, Wales.

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People with colourful bonnets take part in the traditional New Year's dive on the beach of Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Tens of thousands of participants dip into the cold North Sea water every year in the Netherland's largest dive held at the beach of Scheveningen.

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A woman dressed as a pirate, leaps into the water of Carnlough harbour, north of Belfast in Northern Ireland on January 1, 2016 during the annual New Year's day charity harbour plunge and swim.

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Participants take part in a New Year's Jump into the Sea in Portoroz , Slovenia, January 1, 2016.

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Swimmers kiss as they leave the water during the New Year's Day swim at South Queensferry in Scotland, Britain, January 1, 2016.

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Winter swimmers take a bath in the four degrees Celsius cold water of the Baltic Sea on the beach of Boltenhagen near Wismar, northeastern Germany, during a traditional new year's swimming event on January 1, 2016.

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