Diving into ice cold water

Watch an ancient Italian winter tradition... and don't try this at home!

Hundreds of people turned out to watch six men honour an old tradition and dive from a bridge in Rome into the cold water of the River Tiber.

Experts warn that the drop from the high bridge into the river is a dangerous way to see in the new year. The full height is 17 metres, which is the same as three double decker buses!

Pictures from Reuters.

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