Bulgarians dive into the icy waters of a lake to catch a cross in Sofia as part of Epiphany Day celebrations on January 6, 2015. It is believed that the first man to grab the cross, thrown into the water by an Eastern Orthodox priest, will be healthy throughout the year. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A wooden cross is seen in the air as swimmers try to retrieve it during a ceremony to bless the water in Greece’s Flisvos beach, at Paleo Faliro near Athens on Monday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A swimmer races to retrieve a wooden cross from the sea during a ceremony of the blessing of the waters marking the orthodox Epiphany Day in a southern suburb of Athens on January 6, 2015. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish swimmer Savas Ozbey, 40 years old, holds a wooden cross after retrieving it from the Bosphorus river’s Golden Horn after a mass, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2015. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Kings’ chariots march during the ‘Cabalgata de Reyes,’ or the Three Wise Men parade in Madrid, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The traditional parade marks the eve of the Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrating the story of the three wise men believed to have followed a bright star to offer gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Geese with Christmas decorations are paraded through the streets in Madrid, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Nuns take part in a traditional Roman Catholic Epiphany procession in the streets of Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

An Egyptian police officer being blown up as the bomb he was trying to defuse detonated outside a petrol station in Cairo. The officer was killed while trying to defuse a bomb, police said, with jihadists claiming responsibility.AFP PHOTO / AL-YOUM Al-SAABI NEWSPAPER

Visitors look at snow sculptures during the 16th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province on January 5, 2015. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

People walk under the snow in Istanbul on January 6, 2015. Heavy snowfall descended on large parts of Turkey on Tuesday, snarling road and air traffic and leading to closures of schools, reports said. OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

A man stands on top of a building destroyed in the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants during a winter storm in Gaza City’s Al-Shejaiya suburb on January 6, 2014. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

A tug boat sits alongside the grounded Hoegh Osaka cargo ship on the Bramble Bank in the entrance of the Southampton Waters in between Southapton on the southern English coast and the Isle of Wight on January 6, 2015. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

A girl practices her dance steps before participating in the traditional parade of La Diablada en Pillaro, Ecuador, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Originally people dressed in devil costumes where used to open up space to allow other participants to dance, but over the years the character gained popularity and became the most popular costume of the feast. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for a gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Guatemala’s former dictator Efrain Rios Montt arrives on a gurney to court where he faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala City, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

An Ixil Indian woman, the relative of a civil war victim, attends the genocide trial of former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt in Guatemala City, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Jermain Perry, a member of ‘The Tramps,’ the oldest unit of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, a historic New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe, participates in King’s Day festivities in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A hearse carrying the body of former New York governor Mario Cuomo is flanked by state troopers during his funeral at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Kids play on man-made sand hill to block high waves ahead of the upcoming storm in Tel Aviv’s beach front, Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Huge waves crash on the sea defense wall of a restaurant, at the Beirut corniche, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) screams after scoring late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Chicago. The Bulls won 114-105. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A man struggles to control his horse before a traditional Epiphany celebration race in Pietrosani, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. According to the local Epiphany traditions, following the religious service, villagers get their horses blessed with the Holy water then compete in a race. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Johnny Brainard, carries his upright bass through the snow on his way to school Monday morning, Jan. 5, 2015, in Casper, Wyo. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda)

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