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A pre-Christmas swim in chilly Lake Geneva, Switzerland

A pre-Christmas swim in chilly Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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Participants of the 78th edition of the annual Christmas swimming “Coupe de Noel” celebrate before jumping into the Lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. More than 1,800 men and women swam the 120 meters at the traditional Christmas swimming in Geneva, where the water temperature was at 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Mating season for grey seals on German island

Mating season for grey seals on German island

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As the mating season starts after female Grey Seals give birth, males usually compete by shows of strength against other males. Hundreds of Grey Seals use the island to give birth to their pups, usually between the months of November and January. The pups, after 3 weeks of nursing, are then left to fend for themselves. This year has seen a record number of new pups, with 320 births recorded up to December 14.

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Past Army-Navy football games in Baltimore

Past Army-Navy football games in Baltimore

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The 117th Army-Navy football game will be played Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in Baltimore. Two years ago, heading into the 115th edition of the rivalry, which was hosted at M&T Bank Stadium, we looked back at previous Army-Navy games played in Baltimore. Look through photos and Sun coverage of those games, which were played in 1924, 1944, 2000, 2007 and 2014.

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