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Thursday, December 26, 2013

A swimmer at Brockwell Lido, an Olympic-sized outdoor pool in southeast London, Oct. 25, 2013. In a nation suffering economic malaise, budget austerity and constant winter rains, a growing number of people are defying the cold and wet by getting colder and wetter. Winter swimmingÕs popularity has grown. (Andrew Testa/The New York Times)