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New year tradition -- jump into Tiber River

2011-01-02 00:47:28 GMT2011-01-02 08:47:28 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Italian Fois jumps into the Tiber River from the Cavour Bridge, which serves as a traditional New Year celebration which dates back to 1946, in Rome, capital of Italy, on Jan. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Italian Palmulli jumps into the Tiber River from the Cavour Bridge, which serves as a traditional New Year celebration which dates back to 1946, in Rome, capital of Italy, on Jan. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Italian Palmulli jumps into the Tiber River from the Cavour Bridge, which serves as a traditional New Year celebration which dates back to 1946, in Rome, capital of Italy, on Jan. 1, 2010. (Xinhua)

Polish Zdanowicz jumps into the Tiber River from the Cavour Bridge, which serves as a traditional New Year celebration which dates back to 1946, in Rome, capital of Italy, on Jan. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Participants celebrate on the bank of the Tiber River after jumping into the river from the Cavour Bridge, which serves as a traditional New Year celebration which dates back to 1946, in Rome, capital of Italy, on Jan. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

Italian Palmulli is ready to to jump into the Tiber River from the Cavour Bridge, which serves as a traditional New Year celebration which dates back to 1946, in Rome, capital of Italy, on Jan. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Qingqin)

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