WEEK IN PHOTOS: Chinese Mummy, Bloodletting Rite, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Chinese Mummy, Bloodletting Rite, More
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Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2009--Tuesday was Epiphany Day, and a cold one for Bulgarians who wanted good fortune in 2009.

During the Great Blessing of Waters, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross into a body of water.

Brave swimmers dive to try to retrieve the cross and bring it back to the priest, who then blesses the swimmer and his household.
—Photograph by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images
 
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