Fire and water - elements of a tradition

Torch swimmers forming an almost surreal tableau in Maschsee Lake in Hannover, Germany, on Saturday. About 130 swimmers plunged into the traditional torchlight swim that is an integral part of the annual lakeside festival.
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Torch swimmers forming an almost surreal tableau in Maschsee Lake in Hannover, Germany, on Saturday.

About 130 swimmers plunged into the traditional torchlight swim that is an integral part of the annual lakeside festival.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2016, with the headline 'Fire and water - elements of a tradition'. Print Edition | Subscribe