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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Romans from jumping into cold Tiber River

The coronavirus pandemic changed the way many people celebrated the New Year’s holiday, but in Rome, one tradition held on: taking a cold dip in the Tiber River.Several men kept the tradition alive on Friday. One of the brave souls was Valter Schirra, who plunged head-first from an 18-metre (59-foot) high structure into the muddy brown water while wearing only some bathing trousers and a pair of trainers.In normal times, these New Year’s antics draw a crowd in the Italian capital. However,…

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