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Residents and visitors to a ghat swim an...Residents and visitors to a ghat swim and sit by the banks of the Ganges river after sunrise in Varanasi in May 18, 2014. The Ganges river is considered sacred in the Hindu religion and is revered as a goddess.  AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDTROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents and visitors swim and sit by the banks of the Ganges river after sunrise in Varanasi, India. The Ganges river is considered sacred in the Hindu religion and is revered as a goddess 

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 

Luka, almost two-year-old male polar bear, swims in his new home at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. He was born in the Netherlands and is meant to be the play partner for female polar bear Anori who is the same age.

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Luka, an almost two-year-old male polar bear, swims in his new home at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. Born in the Netherlands, Luka has moved to Germany to be a companion for female polar bear Anori, who is the same age.

A Siberian tiger swims in the water of i...A Siberian tiger swims in the water of its outdoor enclosure in the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany on July 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DPA / FEDERICO GAMBARINI   GERMANY OUTFEDERICO GAMBARINI/AFP/Getty Images

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A Siberian tiger takes a swim in its outdoor enclosure at Duisburg zoo, Germany, on Tuesday 

Liam Tancock takes part in the Mens Open 100m Backstroke

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Liam Tancock takes part in the men’s open 100m backstroke on the first day of the British Gas Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge sports centre, Sheffield.

A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo...A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo June 24, 2013.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, on Monday 

A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on a hot day in New Delhi

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A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on Wednesday. Temperatures in New Delhi reached 43C, according to India’s meteorological department