Swimmers dive into ice covered Songhua River, Harbin
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China ice swimmers brave water for contest

More than 700 competitors braved icy waters to compete in an annual ice swimming competition in the northern Chinese city of Harbin.

The air temperature was -27C (-16F) and at the start of the day the swimming pool had a thick layer of ice on it.

Katy Hastings reports.

  • 05 Jan 2014
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