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111th Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge

A first wave of swimmers jump into frigid waters at Coney Island beach in New York Wednesday, Jan. 1 2014, as they take part in the 111th Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge

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The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the U.S. and every New Years Day holds the winter plunge which attracts thousands of participants.

This year marks the 111th annual plunge by polar bear members on New Year's Day. (Reuters)

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