Boats get ready to lead the winter swimmers ahead of a swimming exercise in the Yangtze River to celebrate the 120th birth anniversary of Mao, on a hazy day in Wuhan
Boats carrying a giant image of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong and Chinese national flags get ready to lead the winter swimmers ahead of a swimming exercise in the Yangtze River to celebrate the 120th birth anniversary of Mao, on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province December 26, 2013. A total of 120 people took part in the swimming exercise in Wuhan on Thursday, local media reported. The Chinese characters on the board read, "Chinese dream, crossing the Yangtze River". REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING ANNIVERSARY POLITICS SOCIETY)
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