From the photographer, flickr user elephantonabicycle: “A man warms up for a winter swim in the Lijiang River. Many elderly believe swimming in the freezing river can increase one’s life expectancy (though drinking cold water has the opposite effect, and can lead to stomach cancer).”
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Every week(ish) we’ll feature an interesting, funny, beautiful or otherwise noteworthy photo here. If you have a photo you think might make a good Photo of the Week, throw it in the pool at the Lost Laowai flickr Group and if you’ve got a great caption for it, send that to us as well.