Italians welcome 2022 with cold Tiber River dive

A crowd of spectators gathered around the Cavour Bridge in central Rome to see the annual Tiber dive that has been marking the start of the New Year for over 50 years.

This year, four divers took the plunge, some with more style than others, plummeting off the 30-meter bridge for the enjoyment of hundreds of onlookers.

The most famous and veteran diver, Maurizio Palmulli, known as Mr. O.K., traditionally took his place for the final dive, saluting the crowd after being pulled from the water onto a rescue boat.

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