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Greek Orthodox swimmer Nicolaos Solis kisses a wooden cross retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2017. Similar celebrations for the Epiphany Day are held across the country and region on river banks, seafronts and lakes.  / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

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Greek Orthodox swimmer Nicolaos Solis kisses a wooden cross retrieved from the Bosphorus river’s Golden Horn, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul today. Photo Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo Murad Sezer/Reuters

Greek Orthodox faithful wait for the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to throw a wooden crucifix into the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey...Greek Orthodox faithful wait for the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (not pictured) to throw a wooden crucifix into the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, January 6, 2016. Greek Orthodox faithful swam to retrieve the wooden crucifix thrown by Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I into the Golden Horn in Bosphorus during Epiphany Day celebrations.

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Greek Orthodox faithful wait for the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I to throw a wooden crucifix into the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday. Greek Orthodox faithful swam to retrieve the wooden crucifix during the Epiphany Day celebrations

People walk under heavy snow in the Asian side of Istanbul, on February 18, 2015.

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People walk in heavy snow in Istanbul on Wednesday

U.S. golfer Tiger Woods hits a shot during an event to promote the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament, on the Bosphorus Bridge that links the city's European and Asian sides, in Istanbul November 5, 2013. Woods is in Turkey to attend the tournament, which will take place in Antalya, southern Turkey, between November 7 to 10.

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US golfer Tiger Woods hits a shot on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on Tuesday, during an event to promote the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament