Photos: Christmas swim race in Spain

Photos: Christmas swim race in Spain

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The Copa Nadal is organised by the Barcelona Swimming Club and involves competitors swimming across some 200 metres of water in the harbour. Launched in 1908 the event has only been suspended three times when the Spanish Civil War interrupted proceedings between 1936 and 1938. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 2:58 PM

BARCELONA, SPAIN -  Competitors dive into the sea during the 103rd Barcelona Traditional Christmas Swimming Cup at the Old Harbour of Barcelona on December 25, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. The Copa Nadal is organised by the Barcelona Swimming Club and involves competitors swimming across some 200 metres of water in the harbour. Launched in 1908 the event has only been suspended three times when the Spanish Civil War interrupted proceedings between 1936 and 1938.

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