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  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    Swimmers jump into frigid waters at Coney Island beach in New York on Jan. 1 2014, as they take part in the 111th Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge.
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  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    A swimmer waves the American flag after jumping into frigid waters at Coney Island beach in New York on Jan. 1 2014, as they take part in the 111th Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge.
    Craig Ruttle/AP Photo
  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    Swimmers improvise a formal tea after jumping into the frigid waters at Coney Island beach in New York on Jan. 1 2014, as they take part in the 111th Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge.
    Craig Ruttle/AP Photo
  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    Swimmers brave the cold water for the Decatur Polar Bear Club's annual dip into the Tennessee River on Jan. 1, 2014.
    Brennen Smith/The Decatur Daily/AP Photo
  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    People run into the water just off the Boardwalk Jan. 1, 2014 at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hundreds of people gathered for the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear swim in the ocean.
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  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    People wade in the water just off the Boardwalk Jan. 1, 2014 at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hundreds of people gathered for the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear swim in the ocean.
    Christopher Gregory/Getty Images
  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    More than 600 swimmers brave the cold to participate in the L Street Brownies annual New Year's Day Boston Polar Plunge, begun in 1904, at the Carson Beach L Street Bathhouse at Curley Community Center, on Jan. 1, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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  • Polar Plunge into the New Year

    People wade in the water just off the Boardwalk Jan. 1, 2014 at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hundreds of people gathered for the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear swim in the ocean.
    Christopher Gregory/Getty Images
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