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Pope Francis holds the Holy Book of Prayers as he celebrates the Epiphany mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the VaticanImage Credit: AFP

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People dressed as the Three Kings attend a parade through the streets during the Epiphany Day celebrations in Kaunas, LithuaniaImage Credit: REUTERS

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Bulgarians sing and chain dance in the icy waters of the Tundzha river during Epiphany, in Kalofer, BulgariaImage Credit: AP

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Men dressed as the Three Kings greet spectators as they ride camels during the Three Kings procession across the medieval Charles Bridge marking the beginning of Epiphany, in Prague, Czech RepublicImage Credit: REUTERS

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Bulgarian Orthodox faithful dive into the icy winter water of a lake in Sofia, to catch a wooden crucifix during the Epiphany Day celebrationsImage Credit: AFP

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People carry a dragon figure during the traditional epiphany parade in the Polish capital WarsawImage Credit: AFP

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Catholic faithful venerate the statues of the Three Wise Men, of The Magi, on the eve of Epiphany Day in the church of Cajititlan, Jalisco State, MexicoImage Credit: AFP

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People gather to watch the "Cabalgata de Reyes" Epiphany parade in Barcelona, SpainImage Credit: AP

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Winter swimmers attend the traditioal Epiphany Three Kings' Swim in the Vltava river in Prague, Czech RepublicImage Credit: AFP

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Men dressed as "La Befana", an imaginary old woman who is thought to bring gifts to children during the festival of Epiphany, row boats down the Grand Canal in Venice, ItalyImage Credit: REUTERS

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Pope Francis kisses a figure of the Baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate the Epiphany mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the VaticanImage Credit: AFP

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A Christian Orthodox priest holds up a cross retrieved by a swimmer during an epiphany ceremony to bless the sea at Famagusta in the abandoned city in the Turkish Cypriots breakaway north part of the eastern Mediterranean divided island of CyprusImage Credit: AP

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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, who was appointed in June to the post overseeing the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, throws the cross into Spring Bayou during the annual Epiphany celebation in Tarpon SpringsImage Credit: AP

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A girl holds a toy in San Pedro prison during Feast of the Epiphany celebrations in La Paz, BoliviaImage Credit: REUTERS

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Greek Orthodox swimmer Nicolaos Solis (C) holds a wooden cross retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate in IstanbulImage Credit: AFP

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Revelers of the Estrela Dalva Folia de Reis Group ,perform during celebration in the city of Planaltina, in Brasilia, BrazilImage Credit: AP

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Lithuanians dressed as the Three Kings parade during the Epiphany Day celebrations in Vilnius, LithuaniaImage Credit: AP

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Worshippers and pilgrims take a dip in the waters of the Jordan River during a baptism ceremony at the Qasr el-Yahud site, in West BankImage Credit: REUTERS

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