Giorgos Ypsilantis, kisses the wooden cross after being the first to retrieve it, during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in Greece's northern port city of Thessaloniki, on Sunda

 

              Giorgos Ypsilantis, kisses the wooden cross after being the first to retrieve it, during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in Greece
Giorgos Ypsilantis, kisses the wooden cross after being the first to retrieve it, during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in Greece's northern port city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)