Ice water swimming in Lake Baikal

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Russian winter swimmers, also known as “walruses” in the country, took to the freezing waters of Lake Baikal to mark national Walrus Day. The athletes plunged into the 4-Celsius-degree (39 Fahrenheit) water of the lake, which rarely climbs past 10 Celsius degrees (50 Fahrenheit), even in summer.

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