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Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia...Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia January 6, 2015. Orthodox priests throughout the country bless the waters by throwing a cross into it as worshippers try to retrieve it. It is strongly believed that catching the cross brings health and prosperity to the person who captures it.    REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA  - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia. Orthodox priests throughout the country bless the waters by throwing a cross into it as worshipers try to retrieve it. It is strongly believed that catching the cross brings health and prosperity to the person who captures it.

Paraguay bus drivers Elvio Cristaldo, left, Eligio Martinez, center and Clemente Lovera, lie crucified to crosses inside a tent during a hunger strike in protest over losing their jobs after demanding social security benefits and reduced working hours, in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

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Paraguay bus drivers Elvio Cristaldo, left, Eligio Martinez, centre and Clemente Lovera, lie crucified to crosses inside a tent during a hunger strike in protest over losing their jobs after demanding social security benefits and reduced working hours, in San Lorenzo, Paraguay

A priest stands on February 21, 2014 in the ruins of Kiev's Trade Union building. Ukraine's parliament on February 21 voted to return the ex-Soviet country to its 2004 constitution, which limits the president's powers and gives lawmakers the right to appoint key ministers. The constitutional change was supported by 386 deputies in the 450-seat Verkhovna Rada shortly after President Viktor Yanukovych and top opposition leaders signed a deal to end the country's three-month political crisis.

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A priest stands in the ruins of Kiev’s Trade Union building. Ukraine’s parliament on Friday voted to return the ex-Soviet country to its 2004 constitution, which limits the president’s powers and gives lawmakers the right to appoint key ministers

Men perform a traditional dance in the i...Men perform a traditional dance in the icy winter waters of the Tundzha river in the town of Kalofer as part of the Epiphany Day celebrations on January 6, 2014. As a tradition, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross in the river and it is believed that the one who retreives it will be healthy trough the year as well as all those who dance in the icy waters.   AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOVNIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Men perform a traditional dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha River in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, as part of the Epiphany Day celebrations. As a tradition, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross into the river and it is believed that the person who retrieves it will be healthy throughout the year, as will those who dance in the icy waters 

A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa during a procession marking the Orthodox Good Friday on May 3, 2013 in Jerusalem's old city. Thousands of Christian pilgrims take part in processions along the route where, according to tradition, Jesus Christ carried the cross during his last days.

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A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a wooden cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa marking the Orthodox Good Friday in Jerusalem‘s old city. Thousands of pilgrims take part in processions along the route where, according to tradition, Jesus carried the cross during his last days.