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Ice Swimmers Congregate For Annual Plunge

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: Ice swimming enthusiasts enter the cold waters of Orankesee lake next to a sign displaying air and water temperatures during the 'Winter Swimming in Berlin' event on January 12, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A local swimmers' group called the 'Berlin Seals' invite ice swimmers from across Germany and abroad to the annual event, which, despite warmer temperatures this winter and a lack of ice, was still held. Members claim ice swimming is good for the body's blood circulation. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Ice swimmers take the plunge in Berlin

If you thought run-of-the-mill polar bear dips were crazy, wait until you see what they do in Germany. The annual 'Winter Swimming in Berlin' event organized by a group called the Berlin Seals draw costumed crowds who want to enjoy what they believe are the health benefits of taking winter plunges.