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Plunging into Rome's Tiber river tradition continues

This is a decades-old New Year tradition

  • January 02, 2018 10:06
  • Author A. Petrov
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Several brave divers plunged into Rome's Tiber river on January 1st, 2018, contiuing the tradition which had started back in 1946. The temperature of the water is nearly freezing. However, some of the divers had already plunged into the freezing water for the 30th time. 

The tradition was started by an unemployed lifeguard with ambitions to become a stunt performer. So he started plunging into Tiber's waters to make his skills seen. 

Source: The Local/ Italy; italymagazine.com

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