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    Andy Jones adjusts his tie as he exits the chilly water off East End Beach after participating in the Dec. 31 Natural Resources Council of Maine's Polar Dip.

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    The sun was shining and people were in bathing suits though the temperatures weren't quite beach-like during Thursday's dip.

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    Philip Assante of Standish, center, leads the charge into the water.

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    Pete Didisheim of Brunswick drips water off his polar bear hat. Didisheim works for the Natural Resources Council and has participated in the dip in each of the last seven years.

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    Temperatures were int he high 20s Thursday, and participants quickly got in and out of the water.

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    A man shouts and laughs as he exits the chilly waters of East End Beach.

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    Tracy Weinrich, at right, runs out of the cold water with a friend after the duo participated in the Natural Resources Council of Maine's Polar Dip in Portland.

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    Jo Ann Daigle and her husband, Roland, are dressed as polar opposites on East End Beach. Jo Ann stayed bundled up against the cold and Roland sported his best swimming attire.

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    People brace themselves against the cold water as they come and go on East End Beach during the Natural Resources Council of Maine's annual benefit Polar Dip.

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