A Chinese ice swimmer takes his daily swim in the frozen Houhai Lake in Beijing on December 9, 2012. Winter swimming is especially popular amongst the elderly and retired as it is believed to improve circulation and benefit health, and also said to increase the level of mental awareness, release stress, remove aches and pains, increase vitality and keep skin looking younger - and of course, an overall feeling of well-being. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
09 Dec 2012
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