Epiphany baptism in the Jordan River

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(REUTERS/Nir Elias TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)A Christian pilgrim is baptized as she takes part in a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2016. Thousands of Orthodox Christians flocked to the Jordan River to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany at the traditional site where it is believed John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

ISRAEL (Christian Examiner) - Each year thousands of Orthodox Christians flock to the Jordan River to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany by being baptized in a ceremony at a site where Christians believe John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Here a Chrisitan pilgrim is immersed at a baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud near the West Bank city of Jericho January 18, 2016.

The photo was featured in Yahoo News photo of the day for January 18, 2016.