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Winter swimming enthusiasts itching for a dip

( Updated: 2016-11-23 15:23

When the temperature drops to -18 degrees Celsius, winter swimming enthusiasts in Changchun, Northeast China's Jilin province, rub their fists and wipe their palms in anticipation of a frolic in a lake that's partially frozen over with enormous slabs of ice.

Their fun season starts.

Winter swimming enthusiasts itching for a dip

A couple of winter swimming enthusiasts, in skimpy swimsuits, get ready for a plunge into the frozen water of Nanhu Lake, a regular venue for their gatherings, around 11 a.m., November 22. The oldest is in his late 70s. [Photo by Luo Hao/]

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