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Cold water splashes up as Shinto believers pray in a ice-pool to purify their bodies and souls as they display their endurance skills during a New Year's purification ceremony at Teppozu Irani Shrine in Tokyo on January 13, 2013. Some 100 believers attended the annual New Year ceremony in the cold winter air. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cold water splashes up as Shinto believers pray in a ice-pool to purify their bodies and souls as they display their endurance skills during a New Year's purification ceremony at Teppozu Irani Shrine in Tokyo on January 13, 2013. Some 100 believers attended the annual New Year ceremony in the cold winter air. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
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