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Diving into ice cold water

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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.