Swimmers around the world have been braving freezing temperatures to take a dip on New Year's Day. This brave soul took to the waves in Whitley Bay, north east England.
These women took part in Scotland's Loony Dook event and had clearly put some thought into their costumes for the world-famous event.
Swimmers took to the sea at Malo-les-Bains near Dunkirk, France - some of them sporting elaborate costumes.
Ice-swimming club the Berlin Seals took its traditional new year dip in sub-zero temperatures in a lake in Germany.
Bathers emerge from the sea at Wicklow Harbour, Republic of Ireland, after taking part in a New Year's day charity swim organised by the Blue Dolphins and Wicklow Swimming Club.
A man leaps into Italy's Tiber river from Rome's Cavour bridge during the New Year's Day traditional dives.
This swimmer plunged into the North Sea in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, and held aloft the belated symbol of a Christmas tree.
People went for a swim under blue skies to celebrate the New Year in the Concha beach of San Sebastian, Spain.